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How To Deal With Acidity In Your Baby?

Urvashi Shah
0 to 1 years

Created by Urvashi Shah
Updated on Sep 04, 2018

How To Deal With Acidity In Your Baby

One of the most common concerns that new parents have with their babies is acidity. The little one’s digestive system is far from properly developed, and so gas and acidity are common issues. Babies are more likely to spit up frequently during their feeding sessions and it might lead you to worry about your child’s health. When bacteria present in the baby’s gut breaks down the sugars, gas can be formed, or perhaps your baby swallows a lot of air when he cries or feeds. Another possible reason is food such as cabbage, beans or sprouts which a mother eats while breastfeeding, and are known to be gassy. If you are feeding your baby too much of fruit juice, it can also lead to gas, bloating, stomach ache and even diarrhea.

How To Deal With Acidity In Your Baby?

Gas can make your baby extremely uncomfortable and you might notice that he’s crying a lot because of it. Here are some things you can try to alleviate your baby’s acidity problem:

  1. Breastfeed your child:

    Breastfeeding your child is the best option as it is hypoallergenic and twice as quick to digest rather than formula milk. If breastfeeding isn’t possible in your case, you can consult your doctor about which formula milk is suitable for your little one
  2. Thickening the milk:

    Some pediatricians suggest adding cereal to the baby’s formula milk in order to thicken it up a bit which makes it easier to digest as well as it slows down the baby’s intake. Make sure you don’t do this without consulting the pediatrician and fully understanding its pros and cons
  3. Make your baby sit upright:

    During feeding sessions, keep your baby sit upright in every few minutes which can relieve some of the discomfort related to reflux
  4. Frequent but small feedings:

    You need to feed your child often but in smaller amounts which will make sure there is less reflux
  5. Burp often:

    When the feeding is on, stop every few minutes to burp your child to help the gas release while also seek some relief from reflux
  6. No playtime after meal:

    Delay playing with your baby such as bouncing him/her after feeding as such movements will only increase the likelihood of your child spitting up or vomiting
  7. Sleeping in an incline position:

    Prop up the head of baby's mattress by using some pillows underneath when he/she sleeps which will help relieve some of the discomfort, especially when baby is being fed right before bedtime
  8. Avoid tight clothing:

    You need to avoid tight clothing and tight diapers on your baby which will create a pressure around his/her stomach and cause your child to throw up more
  9. Medical intervention:

    Despite trying all the available remedies, if you notice your child still suffering from acidity, you need to consult a pediatrician right away

Also Read: Common Baby Genital Problems

These are the best ways and means in which you can prevent acid reflux in your baby. But just in case it is better to have a doctor’s number on speed dial.

Did you find this blog useful? How did you deal with your baby’s acidity problem? Share your tips with us in the comments section!

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| Sep 13, 2018

see its natural to have cold, because they r so sensitive. if it's too much thn consult Dr. and for u , eat everything except citrous fruit, take lots of Dal in it diet.

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| Sep 11, 2018

Hii.. my baby girl is 2 month old.. she had cold fr last 2 days.. and she poop one day after.. passes gas.. is it normal.. pls suggest for cold and as I breastfeed my baby what do I eat and what I don't..

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| Sep 07, 2018

I'm sure following these tips will help your child deal with acidity. I would rather suggest to visit a pediatrician if the problem worsens as neglecting medical help isn't the right thing to do. Take care mommies and babies.

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| Sep 05, 2018

helpful tips. Thickening the milk sounds like a good idea. my daughter had severe reflux and once I started giving her solids it became a thing in the past

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| Sep 05, 2018

A good massage with warm oil followed by a bath helps the baby relieve.. it helps them in getting good sleep as well. pls look up on YouTube for massage techniques. Cuddle and comfort them and don't panic when they are in pain, it could only add more stress to the lo. play soothing music, sometimes it really does the trick.

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| May 09, 2018

yes acidity is a big problem with babies.. it is a biggest concern of mothers ,why even after burping baby pukes.. these tips would really prove to be handy.

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| May 03, 2018

can you tell some more common food tat might b gassy for babies as you mentioned cabbage beans etc

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| Feb 12, 2018

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| Feb 10, 2018

can i give black pepper in powd. form to make food tasty for my 8 month lil?

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| Feb 09, 2018

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| Feb 05, 2018

monitoring diet plan of breastfeeding mothers is very essential to avoid acidity in children. useful tips!

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