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How to Improve Acid Reflux in Babies

Baby spit up happens. Depending on the severity, it can be an inconvenience or one of the hardest trials you face as a new parent. For example, it’s an inconvenience when your baby spits up on your new outfit and you don’t have a burp cloth nearby. It’s a bigger problem when you feel you can’t leave your home because of your child’s incessant crying and discomfort. When baby spit up occurs frequently and leads to weight loss or difficulty feeding, it is referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease (also called acid reflux). Acid reflux in babies is more common than you think. A medical professional can usually diagnose your child with GERD upon hearing your child’s history and eating patterns. Sometimes testing is required. Why does my baby have acid reflux? According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, a child’s immature digestive system is usually to blame. The sphincter…