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Recognize These 5 Signs Of Reflux In Newborns

by | December 8, 2018

Is your baby puking food, way too often? Throwing up food multiple times a day is common in healthy infants and you need not worry if your child is well content and happy. In fact, You’ll be surprised to know, infants are more prone to food backs ups since their LES isn’t well developed. Look out for these signs of reflux in newborns to know if it is a cause of concern and you should be rushing to a doctor or not.

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Signs Of Reflux In Newborns

If your child is past 24 months of age and any of the following symptom persist then he may be suffering from GERD, that is, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Instead of self treating, you should consult a pediatrician. 

1. Vomiting

If your infant has been vomiting quite frequently lately and the vomit contains coffee like grounds or green/ red/ yellow fluid, it is time to take him to a registered medical practitioner. This could be more serious form of GERD.

2. Irritability

If your baby has been crying inconsolably or getting way too irritated during feeding, it could be a sign of reflux. The child usually gets irritated due to esophageal discomfort.

 3. Pain or Difficulty in Swallowing

If your child is facing difficulty or pain while swallowing food, it could be a sign of reflux. 

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4. Pneumonia

GERD causes food back flow from stomach to mouth that leads to burning sensation, discomfort, pain and constant coughing. This back flow of food sometimes gets inhaled into the lungs through windpipe and can cause bacterial form of pneumonia. If your infant has been coughing constantly lately or experiencing recurring pneumonia, it could be serious sign of GERD.

5. Gagging

If your child has been gagging a lot lately, this could be due to the food coming back up from stomach into the esophagus. This could be tell-a-tale sign of GERD.

It is highly recommended that you consult a doctor in case you recognize any of the above signs of reflux in newborns.  



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