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Does your baby have reflux? Is he or she spitting up, fussy, colicky? There are common sense, effective ways of curing this without medications.
When a baby is fretful and unhappy for no apparent reason, crying constantly, often spitting up and showing signs of abdominal pain we say he has “reflux” or is colicky.
Every normal infant needs to cry for limited periods of time and will spit up sometimes, but this behavior is distinguished from the miserable, colicky baby.
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Based on the counsel of Dr. Leila Denmark, you should ask yourself seven questions in your search for a cure for reflux.
(1) Am I feeding my baby too frequently?
Probably the most common cause of reflux is too frequent feedings. Feedings need to be spaced apart to give the stomach time to digest food and pass it to the intestines before more food is added. Too frequent feedings cause indigestion, stomach pain and often spitting up. If an infant is in pain, he will often make sucking motions. These are instinctive for infants in any kind of distress. Mothers interpret the sucking motions as genuine hunger, so baby is fed again. Baby will drink more because he thinks sucking will stop the pain.