Please remember that if you have any questions about your baby’s health-no matter how seemingly small-it’s always a good idea to consult with your pediatrician. Just as adults can develop heartburn and reflux if they are feeling anxious, babies who are anxious or overstimulated may also spit up more. Make feeding time more enjoyable by eliminating loud noises and distractions and dimming the lights. Likewise, avoid vigorous activity and active play for up to 30 minutes after a feeding.
How common are reflux and GERD in infants?
I needed a reminder of Gods promises and that this too shall pass. I’m exhausted. I hate the anxiety I feel at each feeding and it limits my ability to enjoy this time of her life. I hate reflux!!!
It’s such a 1st world thing to think that babies should be independent of their mothers this early and not be held/rocked/nursed to sleep. Give yourself a break and break some rules, k? One day at a time, sweet mama.
I am a first time new mom and our daughter suffers from reflux. It wears me down to the core and often I feel abandoned by God. I pray day and night but still feel like I’m always doing something wrong. She hardly naps during the day at all, leaving her overtired and me constantly feeling like I’m setting her up for horrible sleep by rocking her to sleep to keep her upright the 15-20 min. after a feeding.
Learn why, what to do, and when to get help for nausea from acid reflux. Always put your baby to sleep on their back on a firm mattress. Make sure the crib or sleeping area is free of thick blankets, pillows, loose objects, or plush toys. Studies have shown an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in all sleeping positions except for on the back.
What are the symptoms of reflux in babies?
acid reflux, wheezing, coughing, and even asthma. If your baby has a chronic cough or wheeze, it could be caused by the acidic stomach contents irritating the esophagus.
I’ve had acid reflux since I was 15 and it’s gotten worse during my pregnancy so I’m pretty worried when my little boy gets here in a month he’s going to suffer with it. I was planning on following an acid reflux diet to help, but I’m interested in trying the coconut oil method.
Nat Phos is a natural cell salt that we normally produce to aid in digestion, but it can be insufficient in newborns. Always consult with your pediatrician before administering homeopathic remedies. If you get the OK, dissolve 1/2 a tablet in breast milk and feed to baby with a syringe after each feeding. Children under three months can typically have up to six tablets per day, but again, you’ll want to check with your healthcare provider. Medications are usually a last resort, as many infants with baby reflux aren’t producing enough stomach acid.