Treating Acid Reflux In Infants

Babies often bring up milk during or shortly after feeding – this is known as possetting or reflux. Giving your baby smaller, more-frequent feedings. Try feeding your little one smaller amounts of food more often throughout the day. Smaller feedings every 2-3 hours will reduce the risk feeding too much at one time. This will give them time read more to completely digest their food. Overfeeding can increase abdominal pressure, which increases the likelihood of gas and can lead to reflux. This stomach acid is literally eating away at the tender skin and tooth enamel, doing a great deal of destruction. If left untreated, it could cause much more serious damage to your baby’s body.

Heartburn is a common symptom of acid reflux. Most people experience it from time to time, and in general, occasional heartburn isn’t a cause for concern. Interrupting feedings to burp your baby. Most people who have the Nissen fundoplication surgery report very few complications and an improvement in their GERD symptoms. However, you should call your doctor right away if you develop any new symptoms. Speak to your baby’s pediatrician if you’re interested in using natural remedies to treat your child’s reflux. You will want to make sure you are choosing both safe and proven remedies.

Although medication is what most adults usually turn to when they suffer from acid reflux, when you are dealing with infants you obviously have to be much more careful and ensure that you are not going to be putting them at any risk. Therefore the best way to go about infant acid reflux treatment is to make lifestyle changes. Symptoms of severe reflux include the refusal to eat, weight loss or poor growth, coughing, and colic, they become a greater cause for concern. If you notice these changes, your baby needs to see a doctor right away to stop this before it is too late.

Thicken bottle feedings with cereal (do not do this without your doctor’s approval). Nichols, Hannah. “What’s to know about acid reflux in infants?.” Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 3 Feb. 2017. Web. Like any operation, there are some risks to this surgery. Talk about them with your child’s doctor. She can help you decide if it’s the right treatment for your child. My baby has reflux she used to spit up right after a bottle more than 5 times a day so I heard about Nat Phos I tried it now she spits up once a day it was found by Joe de Livera, it’s helping my daughter a lot.

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