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what are the symptoms of acid reflux or lactose intolerant?

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Asked by Jordansmommy01 at 4:17 PM on Jan. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Acid Reflux:
    The most common symptoms are:

    * Frequent or recurrent vomiting
    * Frequent or persistent cough
    * Heartburn, gas, abdominal pain, or colicky behavior (frequent crying and fussiness)
    * Regurgitation and re-swallowing

    In young infants and children, some problems may be associated with GERD and include:

    * Colic (frequent crying and fussiness)
    * Feeding problems
    * Recurrent choking or gagging
    * Poor growth
    * Breathing problems
    * Recurrent wheezing
    * Recurrent pneumonia

    The most common lactose intolerance symptoms are:

    * Intestinal cramps or discomfort
    * Gas
    * Bloating
    * Diarrhea.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 4:22 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • Babies are not usually lactose intolerant they are allergic to the proteins in milk. Others signs of milk protien allergy is a muscus or snot looking substance in their poop- or small blood drops in the poop. Reflux babies tend to stiffen up while or right after they eat, vomit or spit up often (some don't vomit at all known as silent reflux- but those babies do show signs of pain associated w/ eating), don't rest or sleep well laying flat, cry when put on their tummy's, often have long bouts of colic etc. If you suspect either condition it is important you bring baby to the ped for an evaluation. Untreated reflux can lead to permanent esophogus issues & allergies can range from discomfort to severe. Good luck

    Answer by litstargazer at 4:28 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • I agree but my daughter had most of these symtoms and we paid to do a milk allergy test turns out she was nothin more that a fussy baby with a little colic.

    Answer by Fancyavi at 6:21 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • I agree also, my grandaughter had most of these symtoms and she also was lactose intolerant
    The doctors all said acid reflux, we did a barium swallow, com to find out she had very little relux.
    We put her on soy and she is like having a totally different baby. Worth a try.

    Answer by Gran1954 at 6:47 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

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