Shannon Sinsheimer, ND practices at Optimal Health Center
Dr. Sinsheimer is a regular contributor to Desert Health News
Prescriptions for acid reflux in young infants and babies have risen significantly over the past decade as physicians are choosing to treat more extreme cases of ‘spitting up’ or acid reflux-induced vomiting with medication. While it is normal for a young baby or infant to regurgitate some amount of food while he or she is learning to digest, excess spit ups or vomiting can lead to weight loss and insufficient nutrition.
Acid reflux in babies is uncomfortable, compromises their health if untreated, and needs to be addressed. However, medication is not the only solution. In a young baby, there are modifications that can be made to ease symptoms and improve digestion…