Does your baby throw up all the time? Is he choking or gagging during meals? These problems might be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Commonly referred to as acid reflux, this condition affects children and grownups alike. More than 20 percent of Americans are struggling with it.
The primary symptom of acid reflux in infants is throwing up or spitting up more often than usual. Babies may also experience nausea, vomiting, and colic.
Even though GERD isn’t a life-threatening disorder, it may cause discomfort and affect your baby’s health. Luckily, there are ways to manage its symptoms naturally through diet and simple lifestyle changes.
First, let’s see what causes GERD in infants and how to identify its symptoms.