You asked: Should I stop breastfeeding if my baby has reflux?

How do you breastfeed a baby with reflux?

Burp gently between sides and at the end of the feeding. Try shorter, frequent feedings, if baby is agreeable, to reduce the load in her tummy. Try nursing at one breast only each feeding to avoid two strong milk ejections and, therefore, reducing overfeeding and excess swallowing of air.

Does breastfeeding make reflux worse?

Although it is sometimes suggested that breastfeeding mothers change to formula, this may well worsen symptoms. While both breastfed and formula fed babies can experience reflux, research has shown that formula fed infants have episodes of reflux more often than breastfed babies and they last longer.

Can you overfeed a breastfed baby with reflux?

You cannot overfeed a breastfed baby, and your baby will not become spoiled or demanding if you feed them whenever they’re hungry or need comfort.

What foods cause acid reflux in breastfed babies?

Certain foods may be causing acid reflux, depending on your infant’s age. For example, citrus fruits and tomato products increase acid production in the stomach. Foods like chocolate, peppermint, and high fat foods can keep the LES open longer, causing the contents of the stomach to reflux.

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What is the best sleeping position for a baby with reflux?

Back sleeping is the best way to reduce the risk of SIDS and is the recommended position until babies can roll over fully on their own―even for babies with reflux.

When do babies stop getting reflux?

Reflux is very common in the first 3 months, and usually stops by the time your baby is 12 months.

What foods to avoid if your baby has reflux?

The foods that can make reflux pain worse for a baby/child are:

  • Fruit and fruit juice, especially oranges, apples and bananas. …
  • Tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  • Chocolate.
  • Tea and coffee.
  • Spicy Foods.
  • Fizzy drinks (especially coke)
  • Fatty foods (i.e. fish and chips!!)

Does Mom’s diet affect baby reflux?

Some foods that influence your breast milk can affect your baby in different ways. For example, it’s possible for your child to have a food allergy in response to something you ate. One of the most common reactions linked to a mother’s diet and breastfeeding is acid reflux .

What are the symptoms of overfeeding a baby?

Watch out for these common signs of overfeeding a baby:

  • Gassiness or burping.
  • Frequent spit up.
  • Vomiting after eating.
  • Fussiness, irritability or crying after meals.
  • Gagging or choking.

Do babies with reflux feed more?

Managing reflux symptoms

Most cases of reflux clear up without intervention but simple changes can help reduce symptoms. Feed more frequently and respond at the baby’s first cues that he/she is hungry – crying is a late sign of hunger and will increase the air swallowed making regurgitation of feeds more likely.

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Does a pacifier help reflux?

Gastroesophageal reflux, characterized by recurrent spitting and vomiting, is common in infants and children, but doesn’t always require treatment. A new study shows that infants who suck on pacifiers have fewer and shorter episodes of reflux, although researchers don’t go so far as to encourage the use of pacifiers.