Recognizing Acid RefluxGERD in Infants

The denies any acid reflux bird in infants acid reflux happens when the contents of the stomach backup into the esophagus the esophagus is the two that Carries Food from the throat to the stomach at the bottom of the esophagus where it joins the stomach is a ring of muscle that normally opens when you swallow this ring of muscle is known as the lower as off a dual sphincter lay when delay doesn't close completely stomach contents and digestive juices can come back up into the esophagus infants are more prone to acid reflux because there lay maybe week or underdeveloped in fact it's an estimated that more than half of all infants experience acid reflux to some degree the condition usually peaks and age for months and goes away on its home between 12 and 18 months of age it's rare for an infant symptoms to continue past 24 months if they persist it may be a sign of gastro si off a gill reflux disease bird which is a more severe condition while they may vary the 10 most common signs of acid reflux or bird in infants include 1 spitting up and vomiting two

refusal to eat and difficulty eating or swallowing 3 Eric ability during feeding for20 burps or hiccups fivefailure to gain weight sixabnormal arching seven

frequent coughing or recurrent and ammonia eightgagging or choking ninechest pain or heartburn 10disturbed sleep one spitting up and vomiting spitting up is normal for infants however forceful spit up may be a symptom of bird this is especially true if your infant is older than 12 months and still spinning up forcefully after meals spitting up blood green or yellow fluid or a substance that looks like coffee grounds may also signify cord or other more serious disorders spitting up is normally painless your baby should still appear happy and healthy after spitting up forceful spitting up a or vomiting is more painful and will be followed by crying and fussing to refusal to eat and difficulty eating or swallowing your infant may refuse to eat if they experience pain during feeding this pain might be due to the irritation that occurs when the contents of the stomach come back up into their esophagus three year it ability to ring feeding infants with bird may also start screaming and crying during feeding the response is usually due to add Donnell discomfort Doris a fatal irritation four wet burps or hiccups away at Burke or wet hiccup is when an infant's bits up liquid when the burp or hiccup this can be a symptom of acid reflux or less commonly bird five failure to gain weight weight loss or failure to gain weight may occur as a result of excessive vomiting or pour feeding associated with acid reflux or bird six abnormal arching infants may arch their body during or after feeding its thought that this may be due to a painful burning sensation caused by the buildup of stomach fluid in the esophagus abnormal arching may be under a logic problem on its own however it can be a symptom of bird if your baby also spits up or refuses to eat seven frequent coughing or recurrent and ammonia your infant make of frequently due to acid or food coming up into the back of the throat the regurgitation food can also be inhaled into the lungs and windpipe which may lead to chemical or bacterial pneumonia other Espiritu ARI problems such as asthma can develop as a result of bird as well a eight gagging or choking your baby may gag or choke when stomach contents flow back into their esophagus the position of your baby's body during feeding can make it worse gravity helps keep the contents of the stomach down its best to keep your infant in an upright position for at least 30 minutes after feeding them to prevent food or milk from coming back up nine chest pain or heartburn regurgitation stomach contents may irritate the esophagus and Ing and cause heartburn this is one of the most common signs of acid reflux in older children and adults but it may be hard to recognize in infants 10 disturbed sleep bird and reflux can make it more difficult for your baby to sleep through the night try to feed your baby long before bedtime so stomach contents have a chance to settle fully there are other ways to help your baby sleep to it's important to speak with your Dr or pediatrician if you think your infant has bird your Dr

Can rule out other conditions or confirm a bird diagnosis they can also suggest certain lifestyle changes that may help treat your baby's heard or acid reflux


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