My 2 month old won't take medications, what to do :(

Hi mummies, my 2 month old girl has acid reflux and the PD prescribed her some medications called Zantac and Motilium. When I tried feeding her the meds with a syringe she screamed and lashed out and spit it all out. So I mixed it with the milk to feed her by a bottle but she ended up refusing to drink the milk too :(. When I tried tasting the med it's really bitter, no wonder why she didn't like it! Any tip on how to make her take it?

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Try to use 1ml syringe for newborn baby and pls shoot in at the side of her mouth to prevent spilling and choking. You can press a little bit of her nose to initiate swallowing (polyclinic nurse taught me the trick) :)

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if the reflux is not serious, i would skip medication for a 2 month old young baby. i would try massage and tilt the bed and slp on the left side to let baby feel more comfortable.

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other than syringes, we try using spoon too! just be prepared for the extra mess!

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Try to mix it with honey water

3y ago

no honey for babies under one. There's a risk of botulism.