Lifestyle and home remedies
To minimize reflux:
- Feed your baby in an upright position. Also hold your baby in a sitting position for 30 minutes after feeding, if possible. Gravity can help stomach contents stay where they belong. Be careful not to jostle or jiggle your baby while the food is settling.
- Try smaller, more-frequent feedings. Feed your baby slightly less than usual if you're bottle-feeding, or cut back a little on the amount of nursing time.
- Take time to burp your baby. Frequent burps during and after feeding can keep air from building up in your baby's stomach.
- Put baby to sleep on his or her back. Most babies should be placed on their backs to sleep, even if they have reflux.
Remember, infant reflux is usually little cause for concern. Just keep plenty of burp cloths handy as you ride it out.
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