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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Liz | 2008/01/14

Q.

Indigestion and heartbur in 1 year old

My baby just turned one. She is usually a very good baby but i have been haveing problem with her sleeping at night. I thought is that she might suffer from indigestion and heartburn. She hickups alot and her nappy seem mor acidic. And as I know for my self, when i ly down to sleep, heartburn tends to get worse. What can i give her to help for this at night. she is off the bottle completely. Could lack of calcium cause this???

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This could be due to reflux which is very common in babies even at this age. Try adding Gaviscon; half a sachet to each of her bottles, and see if this brings her relief. It is not due to a calcium deficiency.

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