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What probiotic(brand / form) can be used for my newborns reflux if I am attempting the natural route? I am breastfeeding and will take supplements .

None: Probiotics are not usually needed for healthy newborns. The best thing to do is breast feed your baby with frequent feedings. Raise her head after feedings and burp regularly to reduce the amount of air in the tummy. Breast milk is very digestible and filled with healthy antibodies. If she is spitting up often or seems really fussy, check with your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Reflux (Definition)

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


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Y my newborn baby can't sleep at nights? Can this be bc of reflux? What can i do?She coughs sometimes and today she vomited is it a cause of concern?

Y my newborn baby can't sleep at nights? Can this be bc of reflux? What can i do?She coughs sometimes and today she vomited is it a cause of concern?

Could be: Babies in the first few weeks should sleep a lot (20 hours per day) so if your newborn is not sleeping then yes, I would be concerned. If your baby is under a week old it is a little early for reflux unless the baby is overfeeding. Cough can be a sign of reflux but generally I think cough in a newborn should be evaluated by a doctor sooner than later. So my advice is to see your doctor soon ...Read more

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What are all my options to treat newborn that has gas pain and reflux symptoms.

What  are all my options to treat newborn that has gas pain and reflux symptoms.

Depends: All babies can have reflux. Reflux becomes a problem when your baby is not gaining weight and has difficulty feeding. The best thing to do is to talk to your pediatrician to see if your baby needs any intervention such as a medicine or a reflux formula. As far as treatment of gas pains, usually no medicines are necessary. Some parents believe mylicon drops can help but talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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Are there any other reasons for congestion in newborns besides reflux? Oh, in the absence of cold symptoms.

Are there any other reasons for congestion in newborns besides reflux? Oh, in the absence of cold symptoms.

Yes: Silent aspiration, where the baby, when nippling, has a poor or abnormal swallow and the formula or breastmilk goes down the trachea (windpipe). Also, if there is a heart problem, the first signs can be failure which can present as congestion. ...Read more

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My newborn cries hysterically during breast feeding. Took her to 3 drs and all said she's fine just wind and reflux but the medications are noworking?

My newborn cries hysterically during breast feeding. Took her to 3 drs and all said she's fine just wind and reflux but the medications are noworking?

Enough milk?: Without more information it is difficult to give you a precise answer. First consideration is whether you have enough milk. Secondly are you burping your baby frequently? Do you have her on a schedule? Write back so wecanhelp give you a ore complete answer. ...Read more

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Baby keeps puking a half hour later she went from breast milk , newborn formula to now ar . The baby was tested no reflux is on Zantac (ranitidine) .Suggestions?

Baby keeps puking a half hour later she went from breast milk , newborn formula to now ar . The baby was tested no reflux is on Zantac (ranitidine) .Suggestions?

Milk changes: Is your baby vomiting or spitting.If she is vomiting i would be concerned about an intestinal obstruction such aspyloric stenosis, especially if she is a month old. Changing formula frequently may mean your child is getting too much milk, or getting it too rapidly. Then again, your baby may be lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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What is a reflux in a new born baby?

What is a reflux in a new born baby?

Reflux is common: Reflux occurs when you bring something up from the stomach into the mouth.It is universal.Any baby who burps or spits has natural reflux & some have it bad enough to loose weight & experience heartburn symptoms. Symptomatic reflux is gerd & i see many that peak in their symptoms around 4-5 mo. After they sit or stand most of the day it tends to improve.Meds help some. ...Read more

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What is reflux?

What is reflux?

Backward fluid flow.: Reflux generally means that a body fluid is flowing backward, usually in the wrong direction. One example is stomach acid in gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), where acid moves back up into the esophagus to cause heartburn instead of exiting to the intestine. In the bladder, vesicoureteral reflux (vur) occurs when urine moves back up toward the kidneys rather than remaining in the bladder. ...Read more

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What is gastric reflux?

What is gastric reflux?

Gastric reflux: Gastric reflux is a normal phenomena that almost everyone experiences. The problem is that with gastric contents comes acid. Acid can burn or hurt, cause spasm or asthma, cause dental rot or even ear pain! chronic acid reflux over the course of years and years can even lead to pre-cancerous changes. So once in a while is not a worry, but a chronic regular problem needs to be discussed with a dr. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux kill you?

Can acid reflux kill you?

No: Acid reflux cannot kill you. The most serious complication is the development of barrett esophagus, or esophageal metaplasia, which can be a precursor to esophageal cancer. This takes many years to develop. If you have concerns and have had reflux symptoms for a while, consult with your doctor about having an upper endoscopy (egd). ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more