Why does my baby have reflux?
Reflux is where milk escapes from the stomach and flows up through the food pipe and back into your baby’s mouth, often bringing stomach acids with it. This is common in babies as they have an immature or weak valve between their stomach and oesophagus. This allows the stomach contents to leak back up. Reflux usually happens following a feed.
Finding a treatment that works for babies can be frustrating at times, but there are proven ways to deal with this problem. Dairy products, particularly milk, can be a major factor in acid reflux in babies. There are a variety of methods which parents can use to treat acid reflux in infants, including medication.
Infants with gastroeosphageal reflux disease only get minimal relief from medication, especially if they are less than two year old. If medication is not helping your baby, what else is there for your baby?
If your baby continues to regurgitate and vomit after feeding despite taking the prescribed medication, consider chiropractic. For those parents looking for a more natural drug free approach the use of a chiropractor experienced in the treatment of infants can be an alternative.
Chiropractic methods have been effective for many babies with colic and reflux. It is gentle and gets results quickly, and the pleasant part is that they often stay asleep during the treatments. Chiropractic care is used to help keep the Vagus nerve in good working order. This nerve helps control the esophageal sphincter and runs close to the vertebrae in the neck. Chiropractic treatments for this condition has proven an effective method of treatment.