Originally Posted by sweetie182007
My sister said that she had a friend and her daughter had it and the deluted Pepto Bismol down and that helped for a little while until the doctor could give her something. She also said that the little girl was on medication for about a month or two and now she is fine. So has anybody else gave there kids deluted down pepto bismol or have they heard of it being done?
I do not think that you should give a child, especially one so young, Pepto Bismol. Not only does it say on the bottle it should not be used in children under the age of 12, it is not really meant to treat acid reflux. The main ingredient in Pepto Bismol is bismuth subsalicylate (which is from the same family as acetylsalicylic acid/aspirin) which in rare cases can cause Reyes Syndrome in children.
From what I looked up it says Gastroesophageal Reflux is very common in infants - it is just another name for "spitting up." It also says in more severe cases there are
treatment options, so you should ask your doctor for more information.