29 Mar Reflux in babies
Reflux usually occurs because your baby’s oesophagus is still developing. It can begin at 8 weeks old and can take up to 12 months to fully resolve.
Signs of Reflux:
- Persistent or excessive spitting up after feeds
- Persistent crying
- Persistent hiccups or coughing
You do not need to be concerned about reflux if your baby is feeding well, happy and gaining weight as normal.
How to remedy reflux:
- Keep your baby upright during feeds
- Slow down your milk flow (Laidback feeding)
- Wind your baby often. Watch our Instagram video demonstrating this, here.
- Be mindful of your diet (this is an extremely rare cause)
When to contact your Health Professional:
Contact your GP or healthcare provider if reflux starts after 6 months of age, continues beyond 1 year, or your baby has any of the following problems:
- If reflux starts after 6mths of age or continues beyond 1 year
- Coughing or gagging while feeding
- Frequent projectile vomiting
- Green or yellow vomit
- Blood in poo
- Swollen tender tummy
- Not gaining weight
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