My second son had reflux and spit up alot. The pediatrician told me to pump my milk and put it in a bottle with cereal but I didn't feel comfortable with that so this is what we did and it improved by about 75%: Put a phone book under the head of the crib to prop his head up. Propped him up in his bouncy seat or car seat for 30 minutes after feeding. I didn't lay him on his tummy for about 45 minutes after feeding him. Breastfeeding is the best thing for reflux, what better food for baby's tummy than mommy's milk? As I said, when we tried these techniques, David's spitting up improved about 75%, he went from spitting up 8 times a day, to spitting up about 3 times a day. He outgrew it altogether when he was about 6 months.
at 9:59 AM on Jun. 21, 2008