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1 year ago

MAM bottle query / silent reflux

Guys\r\n\r\nOver on our facebook page I had a private message from a fellow Mums NI Mum looking advice. Can you help her out any???\r\n\r\nHere's the message that was sent:\r\n"Could you do a private post for me asking Mums NI Mums how they made up mam bottles with boiling water ( they have vents in the bottom and take in water when trying to cool in a jug of water).\r\nAlso any tips on colic and what milk they think helps best with it and silent reflux, Thanks so much."\r\n\r\nCan anybody step in at all??

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Mums NI
1 year ago
here are the replies we got on our facebook page: "Not sure on the mam bottles as we don't have them but running under a cold tap rather than sitting in the jug may work? Or a jug of ice cubes and bottle out before they melt? For colic we used infacol before every feed and it really worked. On tough evenings a warm bath relieved colic pain too and if worst comes to worst in the car and a drive can help distract and sooth. Reflux, keeping upright for a good half hour to hour after a feed helps, let baby fall asleep on your chest. Helps with digestion and keeping the milk down. Not fun but doesn't last forever. x" "We just made the bottles up prior to being needed i.e. For 4oz we would fill with 3oz and let cool naturally then when needed top with last oz so it's warm... carobel a life saver for thickening the feeds and keeping upright as much as possible. If no improvement omeprazole. Good luck x" "I had the same problem and messaged mam. They said to keep the top off while cooling otherwise is acts as a vacuum. This is their reply to me: Thank you for your message, The following is included in our instruction leaflet under the section, Heating Instructions. I have attached the leaflet for your reference. • NEVER HEAT OR COOL A SEALED BOTTLE. Remove the lid, teat and collar before heating. It is important to do this, as if the lid is not removed, water can possibly be taken on board the bottle via the holes in the base. Once the lid is removed the pressure of the liquid presses the valve down forming a seal." " We use mam bottles, but with a tommee tippee prep machine. We tried aptimel anti-reflux and whilst it really helped with reflux, it caused awful constipation, so we're now on regular aptimel with carobel (get on prescription), this has worked really well for my little one. Hope you find something that helps your little one." "Used Infacol & Cow & Gate comfort. The Comfort worked a treat, son on it till he was one. Used Dr Brown bottles..similar thing I think with the lid that has vents in it. Used to make up half the amount of boiled water in advance and cool then added the boiled water & formula when needed-similar technique to what the formula making machines do really. This meant son didn't scream for food-since this exacerbated wind issue. The 'tiger in the tree' hold is also a technique to perfect. Good luck!"
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Mums NI
1 year ago
and more facebook replies: "We added the formula to slightly cooled fresh boiled water then topped it up with cooled boiled water from the fridge. It took a few goes to get the quantities right but if I remember correctly for a 200ml bottle e.g it was about 80ml hot water, then formula (make sure it's mixed to kill bacteria) and top up to 200ml with cool boiled water and it should be the perfect temp. Can't help with colic/acid reflux sorry, hope you find something to help" "We use mam and Erin takes a 6oz bottle so I make 3oz bottles up with boiled water and allow to cool then when she's ready I just top the bottle up with 3oz of fresh boiled water and add cow and gate, it's still very hot to kill the bacteria and I just run under the cold tap for a minute until cool enough to drink. I used infacol but it made her constipated despite them saying it has no effect but once I stopped it she went once or twice a day so I'd avoid it. I just keep her upright for a while and a five months she's much better!! Hope that helps x"
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Sandra
1 year ago
My exclusively breastfed first baby had reflux, until she was a year old. GP prescribed something (I can't remember what they were now, she's 20!!). We just had to ride it out. When weaning she would get to within a spoonful of finishing her food, then chuck it all up again. It stopped around the age of 12 months!
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