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.