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Nov 20, 2019

Pyloric Stenosis

Pyloric Stenosis a problem affecting babies from 1 to 6 months old causing vomiting & dehydration.

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Nov 15, 2019

Why Not Nexium?

Nexium is one of the more popular PPIs and every body knows it as the purple pill. It’s a well branded product. Although all PPIs work in the same manner there are some slight nuances that make them different.

With Nexium it is a good alternative if you’re not looking for an immediate release PPI. Meaning you have to wait 1 hour before or after a meal to take a dose otherwise the food will compromise the integrity of the medication and it won’t work as well. It also takes a lot more time to work.

Zegerid is the only immediate release PPI on the market (actually i think there are some generic versions now) and immediate release means you can take the medication anytime and it will work immediately. Usually within 10 mins.

The other variation when it comes to Nexium is it’s VERY BITTER. This isn’t a big deal if you’re an adult because you don’t actually taste the medication. It’s swallowed in pill or capsule form and you never taste the actual medicine.

With babies it’s different. You have to give the medication in a powder form and they taste every bit of that medicine. YUCKY!

This is one of the reasons we don’t suggest using Nexium when you are sending your script to a compounding pharmacy or whether you use a home compounding kit like TC Max. The medication is just too bitter.

Plain old generic Omeprazole tends to be the one PPI that has the least amount of side effects and is the most cost effective.

I hope this helps all you families out there with questions about use of Nexium for your baby’s reflux PPI treatment.

Thank you! Dr. PJeffrey Phillips Pharm D

Nov 04, 2019

Shout Out To Erin

In this business we get to come across some pretty amazing people and families. Yes they typically arrive to us broken, upset, desperate and confused. But what an amazing experience to see all of that change and to know you had a small part in providing support and help to get them past that and make a bad situation so much more livable and in some cases even great. We get to experience happy baby pictures, smiles and gratitude and if we are fortunate enough, we get a note or feedback from the family explaining their journey through reflux hell.

It really it all about the families and who doesn’t want to help a baby?

Every once in a while you get to work with someone really outstanding. This is a shout out to Erin Heitshusen for being that outstanding someone.

For the last year and half this company ran into some pretty challenging times. There were people that were against us and some that were for us but there was one lady who tireless stood right next to us. Erin! This group has continued on because of this young woman and her passion for helping you all. She has answered questions and supported you all with patience and understanding and tons of compassion and has given even when it was at the expense of her own personal time.

I have to admit that even in my most difficult times she gave me hope and a compassionate ear to listen to me and my struggles to get this company back on track. You just can’t buy that kind of support. I am honored to know her and even more honored to have her with us, running this group.

Families, please let’s acknowledge her and support her by giving a big THANK YOU to a very special lady.

Thank you Erin

Nov 04, 2019

Baby Joey

This is my second time writing a review for my newest baby using MARCI dosing and TC MAX. I wrote one for her older brother who is now 2 and thriving and

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Oct 30, 2019

products

Products recommended but the Infant Acid Reflux Solutions team. Family approved!

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Oct 29, 2019

ALL IN or ALL OUT

We get to talk to a lot of families and walk their reflux journey with them. Many times it's a confusing and scary journey because there are so many treatment alternatives and many that conflict. We get it. How the heck do you make a decision when you've got moms telling you natural cures, then there is the mom shaming, doctors saying they will out grow it and telling you that you are an overreacting mama (or dad). It literally breaks my heart to hear some of the things that are said to these struggling families.

We tend to be the resource to the families that have tried everything and haven't gotten any relief for their baby and now they are desperate and will do anything to help and believe me we are happy to help.

There is no mistake about what we offer as treatment. We want families to get their baby out of pain and do it quickly and keep them out of pain for the very, very short time they are going to experience reflux disease so the baby can be healthy and both baby and family can be happy. We do this with VERY safe medications called proton pump inhibitors and we use a regimen called MarciKids dosing.

IT WORKS - if you stick to the regimen!

Which leads me to the reason for my title of the article. ALL IN or ALL OUT!You really have to make a decision to treat your baby using MarciKids or don't use it at all and there are many reasons why which I am going to explain right now.

It's like taking 1/2 an aspirin for a massive headache knowing that the required dose to get rid of the headache is 2 aspirin. 1/2 an aspirin isn't going to help. Well in the case of giving a PPI to a baby, giving a low dose once a day is not only going to do nothing but it can make things WORSE by causing an Acid Rebound! Yes it is true that sometimes things can get worse before they get better. But you have to get to the other side.

There is a link on the site that explains the acid battle. When you don't give the full dose you are literally holding the treatment in partial limbo and never getting to the other side of treatment. This is painful to the baby and no matter how painful the acid reflux disease is, if you are not going to commit to treatment the way it was intended it's best to deal with the disease without PPI treatment.We are not trying to be harsh at all (that is not our way)...but in this case partial treatment is not helpful.  “Do or do not do” as Yoda would say.

Oct 27, 2019

Compassionate Team!

We foster newborns. Infant Reflux Solutions made sure that our most recent newborn placement got the help that he needed. I’m so grateful for the generosity

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Oct 27, 2019

Reflux journey & my gratitude to Dr. P

*long post* This is my story update and I hope people read this and are encouraged. My daughter is now 11 weeks. Since birth she aspirated and threw

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Oct 27, 2019

The BEST decision we've made for our baby!

My only regret is not finding Infant Acid Reflux Solutions sooner! My premature daughter has struggled with eating for the majority of her life so far.

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Oct 27, 2019

Thankful

My son has severe silent relief. Thanks to Dr. Prince and the medicine my son has less pain and is able to eat now. This was honestly the only thing

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Oct 27, 2019

Finally the right dose....

We were on our second PPI and our child was 15th percentile for weight and moving down the scale at 12weeks of age. I had seen this website and Marci dosing

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Oct 27, 2019

Finally, an answer!

I’ve seen and read so many posts that remind me of my own from a few months ago, so I figured I would just write a post to help others. I am just a

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Oct 27, 2019

Thriving

My sweet boy was refusing breast and bottles due to his discomfort. Also unable to sleep so no one in the house was sleeping. Now he enjoys eating many

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Oct 27, 2019

Finally a regimen that works.

We were battling reflux with our 3 month old and nothing seemed to be working. After just 6 days of the MARCI dosing we noticed a huge improvement.

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Oct 27, 2019

Amie

Dr. Prince and Dr. Phillips have been immensely helpful to my baby and my family. My sweet girl is my third child and second refluxer. After going back

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Oct 27, 2019

When my pediatrician refused to believe me, this site helped me.

My son had silent acid reflux so there wasn't the proof of reflux like some other babies. My son's pediatrician didn't believe me that he was in pain and

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Oct 27, 2019

Thank you!

We didn’t start marci kids dosing with the pharmacy compound until my little boy was 7 months old. It took a few weeks for him to adjust and to figure

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Oct 27, 2019

Our Reflux Journey

My little one was born in early 2017. She arrived via c section, screaming and gurgly as ever. Looking back, I should have known something was up then...

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Oct 27, 2019

Finally on the way to a happy baby!!

Our baby suffered from reflux - coughing, choking, congestion, poor sleep, long hiccup episodes and waking up screaming. Our pediatrician had us try

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Oct 27, 2019

Expert and Compassionate Care

We are so impressed with the care we’ve received from Infant Acid Reflux Solutions. Our sweet baby girl has suffered a long and hard road with severe

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Oct 27, 2019

One Happy Baby

My son, Ethan has been suffering with reflux since he was 3 weeks old and has been on Zantac since but never got better. His doctor said he will outgrow

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Oct 27, 2019

Silent Reflux Relief!

Dr. Prince is so easy to talk to!! You never feel rushed; she listens patiently to your situation and little one's symptoms and asks follow up questions

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Oct 14, 2019

Our girl finally got some relief!

We just wanted to say thank you soooo much for your help! After 8 months of crying during feeds, colic, and fussiness, our baby girl has some relief. It

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Oct 03, 2019

PPI Dosing Information

PPI dosing information and the dosing chart to help you understand how MarciKids dosing works and why.

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Oct 03, 2019

Dr Erynne Faucett

Dr Erynne Faucett is the newest addition to our telemedicine group and we are fortunate to have her working with us.

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Oct 02, 2019

EnricHer Article Honoring Our Work

Thank you EnricHer for the article. It's an honor to be recognized by this group supporting women in business.

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Sep 30, 2019

PPI Use Warnings

There's a lot of fear mongering going on out there about PPI use warnings in the treatment of baby reflux. Here's the truth so you can make your own decisions.

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Sep 30, 2019

Affiliate Join

Affiliate join and spread the word, help more families, make more smiling babies!

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Aug 28, 2019

MarciKids Doctors Oregon

MarciKids Doctors in Oregon

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Aug 02, 2019

Gift Certificate Instructions

Gift Certificate Instruction

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Jul 01, 2019

Relief for Ruby!

My daughter Ruby was a very unhappy baby almost from birth. I would usually describe her to others as miserable - which was completely different from my

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Jun 03, 2019

Our Protocol

Our Protocol for treating babies with reflux disease and what to plan for.

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May 02, 2019

Severe Reflux Symptoms

Severe reflux symptoms as described in your questionnaire. Learn the reasons why here.

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May 01, 2019

Moderate Reflux Symptoms

Moderate reflux symptoms. Your questionnaire response.

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Apr 25, 2019

Testing my blog page

testing my blog page

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Mar 09, 2019

Support for Mama and Baby!

Charlotte’s reflux came about a week into her birth. She would vomit the entire feed every 2-3 feeds. When I took her to the Ped she was pretty positive

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Mar 06, 2019

The only thing we have found success with!

I don’t even know where to start. Our long reflux rode began with my daughter who is now two. We went to specialist after specialist and several peds,

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Mar 01, 2019

MarciKids Doctors Missouri

MarciKids Doctors in Missouri

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Feb 18, 2019

Infant Gerd Symptoms

Infant GERD symptoms range from mild to life threatening. Learn what to look for so you can get your baby help.

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Feb 12, 2019

I don't want to medicate my baby!

I don't want to medicate my baby! We get it! Nobody does. But your baby is in pain and not treating it is worse!

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Feb 10, 2019

Dr Jennifer Prince

Dr Jennifer Prince. Infant Acid Reflux Solutions on staff pediatric acid reflux doctor! She's here to help you and your baby.

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Feb 07, 2019

Night Time Acid Dump

Night time ACID DUMP by Jeffrey Phillips Pharm D. How to best control your baby's reflux during the evening hours so they wake up a happy baby.

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Feb 06, 2019

About Us

About Us: Over fifteen years of research and proven results due to treatment the Infant Acid Reflux Solutions team continues to apply the fundamental principles of treatment for infant acid reflux.

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Feb 05, 2019

Erythromycin

The use of Erythromycin for infant acid reflux. Tolerance and what happens in a placebo test will SURPRISE you! Read this important information about why it isn't the best treatment option for your baby's reflux.

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Feb 02, 2019

MarciKids Doctors Texas

MarciKids Doctors Texas

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Jan 30, 2019

Difference Between GERD and EER

The difference between GERD and EER: Gastroesophageal reflux disease and Extra-esophageal reflux disease.

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Jan 29, 2019

Acid Reflux Food To Avoid

Acid reflux food to avoid for your baby suffering from infant reflux. Super important when starting them on blended or solid foods!

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Jan 28, 2019

Tongue Tie Lip Tie

Tongue Tie Lip Tie. What you should know BEFORE you change your child's mouth anatomy for ever. Although this procedure is necessary for severe ties these anatomy deformities are VERY rare and seldom do anything to prevent reflux symptoms.

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Jan 26, 2019

Acid Reflux Alternative Treatment

Acid reflux alternative treatments. Making the right decision for your baby's acid reflux treatment is key and if we don’t fit your needs we’d like to help you find something that does.

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