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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Acid Reflux in Babies

We recently found out that our lil guy has acid reflux. He doesn't have it too bad, which is good, but because it is a mild case it was kind of scary for us at the beginning. You see, most babies that have acid reflux spit up all the time. Our lil guy never spit up, instead he would just gag and choke a lot. It was never so bad that he couldn't breathe, but it sure was scary when he would start gagging over and over again. Aside from the gagging and choking he had other symptoms that are common with acid reflux: frequent sneezing, frequent coughing, frequent hiccups, a stuffy nose, etc. The pediatrician gave us some medicine to give him and it has been such a big difference. All the symptoms went away immediately and he is now so much more content after eating. He is now almost 6 weeks old and is 10 lbs 10 oz. He has started to react to lights and sounds a ton and every now and then gives us an occasional smile that melts our hearts!!