Isn’t it wonderful how babies are such uninhibited little creatures? Adults have to mind their manners, refraining from uncouth behavior such as belching or passing gas in public, whereas babies let loose naturally. They can’t help themselves – eating is their favorite pastime and their digestive like this system is getting used to food. Acid reflux can occur in a person at any stage of life. Researchers say that 7% of the Americans face heartburn daily because of acid reflux. Out of that 20% people are suffering from GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), which is severe case of acid reflux.
Usually, Heartburn gets worse at night, thanks to the fact that you are lying down when you sleep. Gravity acts against you, and it’s simpler for the newly digested contents of your stomach to back up into the esophagus along with the acid. Try elevating your head about 5 inches when you peacefully sleep by placing books or small blocks under the two legs at the head of the bed. This the best cure for heartburn without medicines or herbal remedies. Hi my baby is just 3months and she is exhibiting almost all the symptoms of acid reflux and colic,am on gripe water but it doesn’t seem to help much and now she isn’t feeding well on both breast milk and formula making her lose weight. I would have love to try some of the probiotic drops but the problem is,is not easy to find here in Nigeria.
Peppermint is available in the form of an oil which is a potent cure for acid reflux. Peppermint in itself contains quite a few soothing properties that provide relief from any spasms one might be suffering from. Peppermint oil is also known to provide relief in indigestion and inflammation, which also acts in reducing acid reflux. No, the foods with higher amount of fat can worsen the acid reflux symptoms and leads to heartburn. There is no single test to confirm that a baby has GERD. The diagnosis is often made after an infant is referred to a pediatric gastroenterologist for severe reflux.
Before revealing this amazing remedy I would like to briefly explain Acid reflux and its Symptoms. This may seem weird at first glance but makes complete sense in scientific terms. For acid reflux, baking soda is a quick recommendation that is given by many. Acid reflux is a sign that the pH value of your baby is at the lower end. By ingesting baking soda, which is basic in nature, it shifts the pH content to a higher side, reducing the acidic nature in the stomach. This provides relief from acid reflux and resets the functioning of the digestive system to a normal state.
Licorice root seals the esophagus sphincter and prevents liquid food from going back. It is also known to increase the production of mucus, which protects stomach and esophagus from the hydrochloric acid. Thus, licorice root is useful in treating acid reflux. Hi sweetie, well, the good news is he seems pretty content! If I were you, I’d go back to the Nat Phos 6X and be consistent with it after each meal. Because of his age, you could go up to 8 times a day, full tablet. You might want to dissolve in a little water and give to him with spoon to be sure he’s absorbing properly. I would also give him some raw sauerkraut juice or a little kefir to start supporting his digestion. Check out our recent post on babies and probiotics for ideas.