It is likely one of the most common causes of concern for parents of infants/newborns.
Signs can sometimes be hard to understand, as not in all cases you will see the feed coming out.
This is what is commonly called “𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘶𝘹”.
There are common behaviours that can be used to make that diagnosis, though all need to be put into context as not always it means the child has reflux.
So what are they?
Do all need investigation and/or treatment?
When GOR becomes severe (leading to GORD – GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease), there are several aspects we need to worry about, and appropriate action is required.
𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 GOR
Do bear in mind that a significant proportion of GOR in infants might be associated with a milk allergy:
Do not try a Lactose Free formula if there are worries about a milk allergy! Lactose is the sugar in milk, not a protein.
Do not try medication for colic, as evidence suggests they are of no use. Often, it is either coincidental improvement or even the placebo effect on parents, as they feel something is being done.