13 Infant Deaths Tied To Sleep Positioners

Heartburn No More is a clinically proven 5 step multi-dimensional acid reflux healing system that has been polished and perfected over 11 years of research, trial, and error. I would love to hear your stories about infant sleep positioners. Please post them below. Consider using a wedge under your baby’s crib mattress, to help elevate her upper body. We like this one, from Dex Baby If your baby is wiggly, and prone to sliding down off the wedge, you can use a product like the Baby Stay Asleep to help position your baby on the wedge, and prevent her from wiggling off.

When my refluxers were infants I chose to use an infant sleep positioner that elevated the head of the bed at night. To be perfectly frank, I don’t feel that I had much of a “choice”. My daughters could not be laid flat at night. If we dared to try they would spit up and cover themselves and their bed. Hardly a restful night’s sleep. We spent many nights sleeping upright in a recliner with our baby on our shoulder. The FDA and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) also issued a warning against the use of sleep positioners in 2010.

Moreover, numerous studies have shown that the complications of neglected acid reflux can lead to the scarring of the esophagus. This scarring can result in a hemorrhage and the formation of an abnormal esophagus lining that can become cancerous. For adults, lying on their stomach can help decrease acid reflux. However, doctors don’t recommend this as a sleeping position for infants, because it’s linked with sudden infant death syndrome. Babies with severe GERD often experience sleep apnea (the absence of breathing), so always place your baby on their back for sleeping.

I am by NO MEANS suggesting parents ignore the warning but am concerned about what will become of the children who really do need elevation in the mean time. As a reflux mom I certainly hope that the testing is done quickly and that safe versions of these devices will remain available. Zinc salts may be the new acid navigate to this web-site reflux relief wonder. In a study conducted by a team of Yale School of Medicine researchers, it was shown that zinc salts offer rapid prolonged suppression of gastric acid secretion without the side effects often caused by PPIs and in less time. The research was reported in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

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