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My son is 6 weeks old. It seems mostly at night he occasionally has reflux without spit up. He will make a gulping sound and than screems. Is it reflux?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
In brief: Temporary discomfort
If it is just a "gulping" and a "brief scream" you may not need to do anything.
It is possible he has some gerd, but seemingly not significant. Gulping likely means he breathes in too quickly and swallowed some air causing some distention of esophagus which causes some discomfort, but once that is passed to the stomach, he is then ok. Feeding normally and gaining wt then ok. Consult doc. Good luck.

In brief: Temporary discomfort
If it is just a "gulping" and a "brief scream" you may not need to do anything.
It is possible he has some gerd, but seemingly not significant. Gulping likely means he breathes in too quickly and swallowed some air causing some distention of esophagus which causes some discomfort, but once that is passed to the stomach, he is then ok. Feeding normally and gaining wt then ok. Consult doc. Good luck.
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