Infant (Acid) Reflux

Great post by Draxela explaining what infant reflux is.

Swings and Roundabouts

Let’s begin by saying I had never heard of infant reflux before A came along. I’d heard about adults having it and it sounded horrendous. I suffered from pretty epic heartburn whilst pregnant both times, but absolutely nothing prepared me for the total, life-changing horror of having a baby with infant reflux (AKA acid reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux, gastric reflux).

When the symptoms first started showing I immediately jumped on Dr Google. After feeds A would start screaming, usually within 5 minutes, arch her back, flail her arms around, hiccup and go really stiff like a board yet super squirmy like a cat that doesn’t want to be petted. She was a constant bundle of misery and wouldn’t sleep for more than 10 minutes at a time. I searched for ‘baby screams after feeding’ and instantly hit on a million articles about infant reflux. I also came across a few articles about colic.

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