Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Liz | 2013/02/15

Q.

Weaning

Hi doctor, I just wanted to know, could purity pears cause baby to have acid reflux a couple of hour of eating it? He is on Novalac AR. Ttoday was his first day of having it and cried al afternoon. Finally gave him some Gaviscon and he settled.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It does seem that the pears caused your baby to have more acid reflux. He is on Novalac AR but is not on any regular treatment such as Nexiam to reduce his stomach acid. Gaviscon is good treatment if he has the symptoms of acid reflux as he showed after eating the pears.

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