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Thickeners and tummy pain - anyone btdt, does it get better?
« on: January 05, 2013, 22:59:50 pm »
Every time I use thickener for T he gets an upset tummy. :-\
It's a catch 22 though because if I don't he refluxes.

Wondering if anyone else's LO seemed to get tummy trouble with thickeners AND they stuck with it and the tummy pains went away. Ie LO gets used to it. ???
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Re: Thickeners and tummy pain - anyone btdt, does it get better?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 23:11:53 pm »
What thickener are you using?  Used Simply Thick for Mouse without problems.  Rice cereal, disaster.
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Re: Thickeners and tummy pain - anyone btdt, does it get better?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 23:15:07 pm »
We are limited on choice here in nz :-\
Here is what we are using, and the ingredients.

Nutricia Karicare food thickener
Ingredients Pregelatinised maize starch, maltodextrin, locust bean gum.

Our options
http://www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz/food/thickeningagentsforreflux/

Infant gav causes him a worse belly ache. I suspect it's the corn deriv that's the problem? Or maybe the fact he's on neocate so not a lot else is digested?
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Re: Thickeners and tummy pain - anyone btdt, does it get better?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 01:50:09 am »
A bit of ranting in the ad, but eh..  This is the stuff I used.  Generally bought it on E-bay as it was cheaper that way.  Also come in bottles with a pump.  Lovely stuff.  There is a warning not to use in preemies as it may contribute to NEC.  (years after my preemie used it.) 
I think someone here has used plain xanthan gum for their babe, but not 100% certain there. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nectar-Simply-Thick-Instant-Food-Thickener-Unopened-Boxes-Extra-Packets-/321049283787?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac0074ccb
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Re: Thickeners and tummy pain - anyone btdt, does it get better?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 06:54:19 am »
Is it the same as this?
http://www.simplythick.com/
If so, has the warning been extended to all infants? ...
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Re: Thickeners and tummy pain - anyone btdt, does it get better?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 09:24:26 am »
We used a bit of rice cereal in bottles for a while but it caused James to have constipation. James was not diagnosed with reflux though but was told to give it a go as a slightly thicker formula may cause less wind apparently. I was never convinced but to be honest probably did not trial it long enough with it causing constipation.

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Re: Thickeners and tummy pain - anyone btdt, does it get better?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 09:36:18 am »
That's the stuff Sara.  All I could find was the preemie warning.
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Re: Thickeners and tummy pain - anyone btdt, does it get better?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 12:05:59 pm »
Yes I remember seeing that the Simply Thick warning has been extended as of last year - it was shortly after we used it. From what I've read (back then), it was mostly a preventive measure as there was no direct link other than with preemies I think.

it did give M tummy aches and smelly poos :( it is the only thickener we tried. But I now know that M cannot tolerate starch so I think that must've been the cause for us.

I've also heard of Gelmix

http://www.gelmix.com/
« Last Edit: January 06, 2013, 12:08:36 pm by *Elise* »
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