I am a new mom and have been struggling with managing my baby's reflux and spitting up during breastfeeding and bottle feeding. It's become quite concerning as my baby seems to be losing weight and I have noticed that their mood has recently changed.
I have been trying different techniques to manage their reflux, like feeding them in an upright position, burping them frequently, and keeping them upright for at least 20 minutes after each feed. However, these techniques aren't working well for my baby.
Can anyone please suggest any other strategies or remedies I can try to help ease my baby's reflux and spitting up? How can I manage it better and make them more comfortable?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Hello fellow parents!
I am a mother of a baby boy who also suffers from reflux and spitting up. I found that one of the most effective methods was to use a wedge pillow during feeding. This allowed my son to be in an angled position to prevent the milk from flowing back up. Another tip is to avoid putting pressure on your baby's stomach while feeding, as this can also worsen reflux.
I also switched to a more structured feeding routine of feeding my baby every 2-3 hours, which meant he would not be too full, reducing the number of spit-ups. Another method that helped was to give him smaller and more frequent feeds so he didn't get too many fluids in a single feed.
Lastly, gentle massage and yoga movements like bicycle legs can help relieve discomfort and make them feel more at ease.
Hope these tips help!