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Silent reflux, also called laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), is a type of reflux in which the contents of the stomach flow back into the larynx (the voice box), back of the throat and nasal passages. The term "silent" comes into play as the reflux is not necessarily causing any visible symptoms.
Reflux is common in babies as young as a few weeks old. If it persists beyond a year or causes negative side effects for your child, treatment may be recommended by your paediatrician.
It’s very common for babies to spit up after feeding. This is known as gastroesophageal reflux or GER. However, if your baby frequently vomits and experiences discomfort and difficulty feeding or weight loss then these symptoms may be caused by a more serious condition called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).