Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
GERD for Infants
Babies regularly experience acid reflux—that’s why you wear a burping cloth on your shoulder after you feed a baby. Colicky babies may also be suffering from GERD. Switching formulas and sitting your baby upright for at least 30 minutes after feeding can eliminate symptoms.
The good news is, most infants outgrow acid reflux by 12 months. If your child is fussy after mealtime, refuses to eat, or has poor weight gain beyond a year old, talk to your doctor about treatment options. If switching formulas doesn’t work, prescription medication may be necessary.