What is the commonest presentation of acid reflux in a child?
Proper burping is important
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I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. The commonest presentation of acid reflux in a 2 month old baby is hiccups. In other words, you should suspect reflux if you find the baby is having repeated hiccups. The muscle tone of babies is low and therefore the muscular sphincter between the junction of the food pipe and the stomach is not strong enough to prevent reflux. You should therefore burp the baby for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. All you need to do is to hold the baby head end elevated for this duration. Proper burping will ensure its escape and the milk will not regurgitate back from the stomach to the food pipe, thus providing relief. Switching back to breast milk is another important step. You can try the other mentioned steps but I am not certain that they would help.
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All you need to do is to keep the head end elevated.
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Due to colics
Babies often get colics especially when on formula feeds and that could be the reason for her incessant cry. There are two things that you need to do. Firstly, you should burp the baby for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. All you need to do is to hold the baby head end elevated for this duration. The extra air taken causes distention and hence colics. Proper burping will ensure its escape and the milk will not regurgitate back from the stomach to the food pipe, thus providing relief. Secondly, you can give Coliaid Drops when needed.
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