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I'm a grandma and it seems like so many moms today think their baby has acid reflux. I think the first thing to do is to take your baby to the doctor. Acid reflux can cause damage to anything it touches up to and including the back of the throat. The baby can gag and get acid in it's lungs and that can be very serious. If your baby has serious acid reflux it needs to be diagnosed and treated.
Here is what Dr. Bill Sears (Ask Dr. Sears) says to do: keep baby upright after feeding, offer small feedings frequently, feed tummy-friendly milk (breastmilk or hypoallergenic formula), position your baby for comfortable sleep, and get support. Notice feeding cereal is not recommended.
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