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When should I call the doctor about my child's reflux?

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Call your doctor about your child’s reflux if your child:

  • Spits up brown, red, or green fluid
  • Vomits or spits up forcefully every time
  • Vomits and then has trouble breathing or is choking
  • Won't eat or isn't gaining weight
  • Cries frequently
  • Wets fewer diapers than usual
  • Is very drowsy or tired
  • Has trouble breathing

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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