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Have you thought about trying gripe water? It's available at any big box retailer (WalMart, Target, grocery stores). We used it with some success with our daughter who had reflux. The brand we used contained ginger, fennel, and bicarbonate--and the bicarbonate might be the most useful in helping settle down the reflux. The jury is still out as to whether ...
I'm not certain about walkers, but I can say that a Bumbo chair will make it worse. Our 4 month old has just started into this reflux stage and putting him in it has, as you said, put more pressure on his stomach and caused a lot of spitting up.
Our pediatrician advised very strongly against using walkers. He said standing upright applies too much pressure on the baby's back if the baby isn't ready to be in this position. Of course, this is the opinion of our pediatrician. I'm just communicating what he told us, so there's no authority at all in what I said. But at least is enough to conclude that ...
Crush tums into powder inside a zip lock baggy using a wooden spoon to crush til it's powder. Put a pinch in baby's mouth if he or she seems to be in pain after eating. If baby calms down then you know that was likely the problem. Works like a charm for my son.
Try Maalox liquid. Also, have you tried changing the formula you use? Finally, have you tried burping the child in the middle of the feeding?
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