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Suggest treatment for reflux

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Dr. Arun

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Child Health
Question: Hi Doctor,
My child is in his 5th month, he is having reflux quiet often now days and he was not drinking milk fully(breast feeding) . he was doing good in the previous month but now he seems become some thin.
i would like to know what should be done to reduce the reflux?
i want to know whether the type of food taken by mother effect baby to cause this reflex?

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Answered by Dr. Arun 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
try domperidone

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to health care magic.
Reflux is a very common in problem in infants Upto one year. The reason is that the food pipe and stomach junction is not tight enough . This results in reflux of stomach contents up .
I usually advice my patients to burp well for atleast 15 min after each feed.
Also once you start weaning in the next 2 months start with thickened feeds.
Maternal diet has.no relation to reflux in babies.
Keeping head end up when the baby is lying down will definitely help .
Domperidone can be given for month to see if it helps. It is a prokinetic drug which helps in reducing reflux.
Wishing him speedy recovery.

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Dr Arun
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