If your newborn is suffering from reflux and related symptoms, you have rightful cause for concern. Especially if you're a new parent, or it's your first child that has this condition, you have no past experiences to lean on.
There's no inside voice telling you "this too shall pass." However, you may hear this voice coming from you doctor, who themselves have rightful cause for lesser concerns having advised on this issue over and over again.
They may say that medication is not necessary and this is a normal part of the maturity process. They may say you have a laundry problem, and to continue to watch the symptoms as the child grows and spends more of their day upright.
Or, they might cut to the chase and prescribe one of several medications. In my very informal poll of moms I knew dealing with this, I'd say about 75% were swiftly written a prescription. For some it helped, for some they had to try other medications, for some it was a temporary fix to get through a rough time, and for some the meds just didn't ease the problem enough.
Just like the range of spitup severity, so are the options to help (emphasis on the HELP). Whatever your doctor advises, be prepared to tackle the
The video below is from a few year's back, found on one my countless Google searches to see how the Internet felt about medicating infants with reflux. What do you think? I think the hard part is that you have to go through it first to have some perspective on the medication (either way). Luckily our doctor's can be the proxy for parents new on the scene, or new to the conditions, and frankly finding one you can trust for direction - and to change direction - is the best advice I can share.
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Yea, I went there. Nearly half of all babies spit up, regularly. Some more, some less, and for many it's just plain scary.
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