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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.

Formula for Infants with Acid Reflux

Find out which formulas will help ease your baby's acid reflux.

Recognizing GERD in Infants

Learn what to look for to determine if your baby might be suffering from acid reflux.

Treating GERD in Infants

Many babies suffer from GERD. Find out which medications are recommended for relief.

GERD in Infants: Tips for Better Sleep

Get the latest tips to reduce your baby's acid reflux for a better night's sleep.

Pediatric GERD Medicine

Just like for adults, GERD in infants can be managed in several ways. Learn which medications are recommended for relief.

Causes of Acid Reflux in Infants

Learn about the causes of infant acid reflux, such as hiatal hernia, overfeeding, and positioning.