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How can I fix my child's reflux when feeding?

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  • Feed your baby in an upright position, not while he or she is lying down.
  • Burp your child every three to five minutes, especially if bottle feeding, make sure you burp baby before switching to other breast if breast feeding.
  • If the doctor has seen your child, he or she may recommend thickening each ounce of formula with one tablespoon of rice cereal. You may need to enlarge the bottle's nipple.
  • If formula-feeding, discuss changing the formula with your pediatrician if spitting up is a big concern.

From: Reflux (Children) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Spitting Up in Babies."

Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation: "Parent's Take Home Guide to GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)."

MedlinePlus: "Gastroesophageal reflux in infants."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Spitting Up in Babies."

Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation: "Parent's Take Home Guide to GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)."

MedlinePlus: "Gastroesophageal reflux in infants."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

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