Acid reflux in babies Disease Treatment, Symptoms

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Reflux in babies

  • Reflux is when a baby brings up milk, or is sick, during or shortly after feeding. It's very common and usually gets better on its own.
  • Check if your baby has reflux
  • Reflux usually starts before a baby is 8 weeks old and gets better by the time they're 1.

Symptoms of reflux in babies include:

  • bringing up milk or being sick during or shortly after feeding
  • coughing or hiccupping when feeding
  • being unsettled during feeding
  • swallowing or gulping after burping or feeding
  • crying and not settling
  • not gaining weight as they're not keeping enough food down
  • Sometimes babies may have signs of reflux, but will not bring up milk or be sick. This is known as silent reflux.

Things you can try to ease reflux in babies

Your baby does not usually need to see a doctor if they have reflux, as long as they're happy, healthy and gaining weight.

Do

  • ask a health visitor for advice and support
  • get advice about your baby's breastfeeding position or how to bottle feed your baby
  • hold your baby upright during feeding and for as long as possible after feeding
  • give formula-fed babies smaller feeds more often
  • make sure your baby sleeps flat on their back (they should not sleep on their side or front)

Don’t

  • do not change your diet if you're breastfeeding
  • do not raise the head of their cot or Moses basket

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