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Managing Acid Reflux In Infants & Kids

Apr 17, 2008
You wouldn't expect babies to have lifestyle concerns that could cause Acid Reflux.

However, it does happen frequently in babies. Half of them will experience acid reflux during the first three months of their lives. The common symptoms are spitting, vomiting, coughing, irritability, feeding discomfort and blood in their stool. The baby tends to be cranky and cries easily and he of course can't communicate what the problem is.

Many of us have referred to this as Colic. Does this sound familiar?

There are medications that may be given to babies older than six weeks, but for such a small patient, this is often discouraged. Finding another solution is preferable.

There are special pillows that can prop the baby's head and this may help stop the acid reflux. There are available where you buy other baby items.

Dairy products commonly cause acid reflux in babies. Babies have different systems so you must find the correct diet for yours. Sometimes the consistency of a formula will work for one infant but not another. You may find it advisable to consult with your baby's pediatrician who has watched the baby since birth and knows his history.

We all have a Vagus nerve which runs close to the Esophageal Sphincter. "Throwing up" and other harrowing events are triggered by this nerve. Chiropractic treatments can sometimes bring relief to a baby.

Another great solution is drinking of liquid calcium. The creamy texture of the liquid calcium allows your child to heal at its own pace.

Sometimes, babies start spitting up food, and turns out, that it could be a way of indicating a developing acid reflux situation. One needs to be very observant and careful at this point, as prolonged spitting up, often leads to sleep apnea in babies, or what may be described as sudden breathing stoppage in babies. This aspect of acid reflux in babies can lead to fatal results, and it is then advisable to consult a pediatrician at the earliest sign of this disease in babies.

A few easy habits to help a baby are, raising the head of the crib, holding the baby upright for 30 minutes after feeding and giving him a rub on his back. Thickening the bottle feedings with a little cereal may also work well but make sure you check with the doctor before you do this, vary the feeding times and introducing some solid food but again, make sure you check with the doctor first.

It is better to try alternative ideas and avoid giving small children medication such as Zantac.
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