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To ease the inconvenience caused by the reflux occurs in the baby, it is recommended to put in practice some of these proposals.

Expert: Mary Elizabeth Miquel, gastroenter├│loga children's Clinic German


A correct position is fundamental

During feeding it is better to use a vertical position, because the gravity will help the milk does not flow back easily. After the feeding it is best to keep it in the same position and not move it much for a while. “Once you have finished giving the milk, keep it for a time in an upright position, ideally an hour,” explains the specialist.

Do you burp during and after meals. Then, when the time comes to sleep, the nap keeps putting it upside down to not tighten your tummy, “to put it in left side or face up” is the best according to the doctor. It can also be useful to give less amount of breast milk or formula each time you feed him. It compensates for this by giving you eat more times.


The place where you sleep

It may be that other parents will recommend you to sleep your son in a stroller for the car, however, specialists in the topic is not advisable for any reason, that have not been designed with this goal. They can press the stomach of the baby exacerbating the symptoms of reflux and there is always the danger of falling.


Accessories for sleep

There are some that serve to fix the position of the baby while you sleep, however, we recommend you not to use them because there is a danger of suffocation. It is also not recommended that you use pillows.

Although probably your baby will feel more comfortable in a face down position because it helps to relieve the discomfort of reflux, experts recommend that you do not do it because it increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

If your child is exposed to tobacco smoke can aggravate your symptoms of reflux. So, you should completely avoid exposure to this damage.


Important considerations

The reflux is a physiological phenomenon of the age of 6 months. However, when an infant presents pain to feed (by crying), blood in the regurgitation, it does not increase properly weight or suffers atoros or apneas by the ebb, we are witnessing a disease: gastroesophageal reflux. In these cases, you should consult your child's pediatrician to evaluate and indicate the most appropriate treatment.

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