Reflux in babies
Babies often bring upmilk during or shortly after feedingthis is known as possetting or reflux.
It's differentfrom Vomiting in children and babies , wherea baby's muscles forcefully contract.
Reflux is just your baby effortlessly spitting up whatever they've swallowed.
It's natural to worry something is wrong with your baby if they're bringing up their feeds. But reflux is very common and will usually pass by the time your baby is a year old.
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Find out about reflux, where a baby brings up milk during or soon after a feed.
Signs that your baby may have reflux include: spitting up milk during or after feeds this may happen several times a day feeding difficulties such as refusing feeds, gagging or choking persistent
Reflux isn't usually a cause for concern and you don't normally need to get medical advice if your baby seems otherwise happy and healthy, and is gaining weight appropriately . But contact your midwi
It's normal for some babies to have reflux. It usually justoccurs because a baby's food pipe (oesophagus) is still developing. Itnormally stopsby the time a baby is a year old, when the ring of muscl
Most babies with reflux don't need any tests. It can usually be diagnosed based on your baby's symptoms. In rare cases, the following tests may be recommended if your baby's reflux is severe or persi
Reflux doesn't usually require treatment if your baby is putting on weight and seems otherwise well. The following treatments and advice may beoffered if your baby appears to be in distress or their