Baby Reflux Explained

Outside the home, a baby wearing a bib is likely to spit up more than the ordinary toddler. When the Bib Sign is present, I always think about reflux.

Reflux is a mechanical issue in which the food in the baby’s stomach backs up and causes spit up. It’s caused by a little muscle valve that isn’t totally functional, enabling food and milk to pass through. If your baby spits up after feeds, burps, or changes in position on a frequent basis but doesn’t seem disturbed, she most likely has moderate infant reflux that will improve with time. We call this GER (gastroesophogeal reflux)⁣⁣.

Weight loss, Fussiness Discomfort, and feeding problems, Breathing Issues are just a few of the annoying symptoms that can accompany reflux. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a condition characterized by spit-up and other uncomfortable symptoms. It’s a good idea to talk to your doctor regarding spit-up.

Some of you, I’m sure, have dealt with both GER and GERD. Tell us about your experience in the comments section.

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