Acid Reflux: Infants Are At High Risk

Because of their diet and their living habits, infants are often at risk of suffering from acid reflux. Eating only soft foods and liquids, and being on their backs or in a supine position for majority of the time are major causes for acid reflux in infants.

Although it is not easy to diagnose whether a baby is suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), look for these following symptoms and consult your doctor immediately if there are any doubts:
  • coughing
  • weight loss
  • lack of appetite
  • bad breath
  • trouble sleeping
  • apnea
  • frequent spitting up

Do not take acid reflux in infants lightly, as it can cause other serious diseases such as pneumonia and ulcerations on the esophageal wall.