Childhood Diseases

Posted by: anon | 2009/07/22




I have a few questions with regards to reflux:
What are the symptoms-doesreflux occur at every feed or can it occur at some feeds only?
How do they do a reflux test? Do i have to go through my paed to get a test done?

My baby is 2 and a half weeks. He is on NAN Pelargon. I did not breastfeed. When he was one week old he struggled with constipation and our paed prescribed Pegicol (quarter sachet with every feed). The constipation is much better. He is bringing up milk almost 2-3 out of the 7 feeds a day. I do hold him upright when feeding and also after feeding. When he is sleepy I put him in his cot, slightly tilted head, and then after a while he will bring up some of the milk. It' s not a little, it was in the beginning, but now it is more and happens more often.
I' m not sure if he has reflux. What is your opinion.

Expert's Reply



This does sound like a reflux problem. As your baby is still very young,your paediatrician will probably advise treatment without having to do special tests.

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