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Treating Infant Reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Lifestyle adjustments are the first defense against reflux or GERD.  There are simple things you can do to help diminish reflux episodes without even seeing a doctor.  The first thing to start doing is provide smaller, but more frequent feedings through the day. It may seem like you are then spending all your time feeding the baby, but it will pay off in the long run as you will likely spend less time trying to console a screaming or puking baby.  Next, keep baby propped up during a feeding, for at least a half hour after feeding and while sleepingAvoid putting clothes on the baby that are tight or constrictive in the belly region and *thicken formula with small amounts of cereal.

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*always consult your child's physician before adding anything to your baby's bottle.
DOES BABY NEED MEDICATION? MEDICATIONS FOR INFANT REFLUX / GERD SURGICAL TREATMENT OF INFANT / PEDIATRIC GERD

The spectrum of severity in infants and children can range from the occasional "happy-spitter" to very serious, life threatening complications. In the case of the latter, there is simply no question, medical intervention  (...)

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If lifestyle modifications alone are unsuccessful in controlling reflux then medication will likely be the next step. Listed below (categorically in the order they are usually tried) are the different types of medication used  (...)

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Also referred to as the 'wrap' or 'fundo', a surgery called the nissen fundoplication is the final option for controlling very severe GERD. Because of the possible complications that can accompany this surgery, it is typically done as a last resort.  (...)

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ALTERNATIVE / HOLISTIC APPROACHES FOR TREATING REFLUX    

There are several alternative type treatments that are sometimes used for treating, or easing infant reflux or GERD. The effectiveness and even safety  (...)

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*Disclaimer: The information available on this website should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care for the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of your child's reflux. Please consult with your child's doctor or pharmacist before trying any medication (prescription or OTC) or following any treatment plan mentioned. This information is provided only to help you be as informed as possible about your child's condition.
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