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At What Age Does Reflux Peak In Babies And When Does It Resolve
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
Could be: Yes, this could be. Have you introduced any new foods that he or she could be slightly intolerant of? ...Read more
My baby 7 months old is coughing for more than a month the scanner showed that he has reflux, is it normal at this age and what cause it?
Will a grade 4 reflux in a baby cause scarring of kidneys over time even if the baby gets no UTI till the reflux is resolved?
Kidney reflux: This topic has been addressed recently by pediatric specialist and is changing our current methods of treatment so I would talk to a pediatric nephrologist for current recommendations. ...Read more
Baby boy (8 months) is on reflux medication since 4 months, but recently the reflux seems worse. What can be the cause?
Can persist for yrs: Reflux by itself is with us thru out life. If you can burp/belch/spit up then you reflux. Reflux disorder or disease implies important negatives:pain, weight loss, etc. Upright posture after meals helps most of us avoid sx. As long as babies feed often and lay flat, gravity is not helping keep the food down & they may have sx. I've had a rare baby on meds until 4y, most are off by 6-9mo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try these things...: Try to make sure you burp your baby frequently to get the extra air out of her tummy. Also, try to keep her upright for about 15-20 minutes after feedings. Finding a way to elevate the head of her crib mattress may also help reflux symptoms while she is sleeping. Some babies with reflux prefer smaller, but more frequent feedings. If all else fails, call your doctor about trying a reflux medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dummy?: is this the same as a pacifier? If so then it does not reduce reflux. The cause is not clear but positioning can reduce reflux. The pacifier is more related to emotional health and bonding. This simulates the mother's nipple and can cause teeth problems if used to long. Get your doctor advice. ...Read more
Thicken formula: If child is formula fed then you can try a formula designed for reflux, such as enfamil ar or similac spitup. You could also just add rice cereal to the existing formula (i usually don't recommend this under a month of age.) try keeping child upright for 30-45 minutes after eating. ...Read more
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