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Heartburn in Infants and Children
Dr. Minocha (http://www.diagnosishealth.com/minocha.htm) is the Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, and is the author of How to Stop Heartburn; Simple Ways to Heal Heartburn and Acid Reflux
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Lets us first look at Lucy's story excerpted (and edited) from the Chapter: "Heartburn in Infants and Children" in the book, "How To Stop Heartburn: Simple Ways To Stop Heartburn and Acid reflux".
Brandon also had trouble sleeping. He did have periods of fussiness during the day, but it was nighttime that was the major problem. He never slept through the night like other babies, crying miserably. Lucy and her husband were exhausted.
|Lucy and her husband
(and Brandon) got less sleep than before. At least when she picked Brandon
up when he cried, he calmed down and fell back to sleep.
Lucy discussed her worries with her pediatrician. She talked about spitting up, fussiness, poor sleeping habits, and the arching posture that Brandon frequently exhibited as he contorted his neck and upper torso backwards.
Brandon was diagnosed as reflux disease. The doctor prescribed medication and also offered Lucy advice on positioning and feeding.
The positive change in Brandon began immediately. Soon he was a happy and content one-year old.
Yet before, some people had told Lucy she was being overprotective mother. She was probably spoiling the child or feeding him things that were not advisable. But the reality was that Lucy was a normal caring mother whose child had a serious problem".
The story of Lucy (and Brandon) is not unusual. It is a very common occurrence. Many of you moms and dads can relate to it.
Facts About GERD or Acid Reflux in Infants and Children
Changes That May Help Baby With Acid Reflux
Acid reflux is not generally caused by formula, so a change of formula does not help acid reflux in most babies.
Common Parental Mistakes
Kids With Developmental Disabilities
Acid reflux can continue to be a major problem. It may lead to frequent regurgitations, food avoidance, weight loss, frequent pneumonia, anemia etc.
This is meant to be an informational exercise and NOT a medical consultation. Your doctor is the only one who can best assess your situation and offer you medical advice.
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