Gas problems are typical in babies whose digestive systems are still developing. If your new born is having difficulties sleeping due to gas pains, you may be wondering if there are any unique sleeping positions that can help calm or prevent a disturbed stomach.
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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.
Reflux is a common problem in babies, and it usually starts in the first two months of life. More than half of babies spit up, and the majority of babies with reflux are considered ‘happy spitters’.
Reflux, in more acute cases, can cause pain in babies. Reflux is easily recognised in babies who spit up and have irritability symptoms, however some babies may not spit up at all. This is referred to as silent reflux. Other signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in babies with silent reflux include fussiness and poor feeding habits. Parents of babies who do not spit up, on the other hand, may confuse their babies symptoms with colic.
Congratulations mama! You’ve made it to the final month of the crazy journey of pregnancy. In this last month you will probably face a little more discomfort and exhaustion before your baby arrives. This can be hard going and it is so important that you nourish yourself with self care practices during this time. In this blog you will learn exactly what you can expect to experience and how you can find comfort amongst any physical challenge that you may face.