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What foods make reflux worse in breastfed babies?

What foods make reflux worse in breastfed babies?

The foods that can make reflux pain worse for a baby/child are:

  • Fruit and fruit juice, especially oranges, apples and bananas.
  • Tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  • Chocolate.
  • Tea and coffee.
  • Spicy Foods.
  • Fizzy drinks (especially coke)
  • Fatty foods (i.e. fish and chips!!)

Does breastfeeding make silent reflux worse?

Although it is sometimes suggested that breastfeeding mothers change to formula, this may well worsen symptoms. While both breastfed and formula fed babies can experience reflux, research has shown that formula fed infants have episodes of reflux more often than breastfed babies and they last longer.

Can you breastfeed a baby with silent reflux?

Does my baby with reflux need to stop breastfeeding? Ideally, a baby with reflux should continue to breastfeed. If your baby may be allergic to cows’ milk protein, then an elimination trial of all cows’ milk from the mother’s diet may help to improve symptoms (under medical supervision).

How do you stop reflux in breastfed babies?

While there aren’t really any remedies, you can help your baby’s reflux by feeding little and often (smaller feeds stop their tummy getting too full) and burping them frequently during feeds. Try to keep your baby upright, for at least an hour, after feeding, this should help keep the milk down.

What helps silent reflux in breastfed babies?

What foods can cause silent reflux in breastfed baby?

Certain foods you eat may trigger silent reflux in your breastfed baby. Common problematic foods include dairy products, soy products, and foods that include wheat, corn or corn starch. Should You Change Formula if Your Baby is Gassy?

What foods can you eat on the silent reflux diet?

The silent reflux diet is similar to other balanced diets that are usually high in fiber, lean proteins, and vegetables. A 2004 study showed that increasing fiber and limiting salt in your diet can protect against reflux symptoms. Some of these foods include: lean meats.

Which is better for breastfeeding a baby with reflux?

In addition, breastfed babies with reflux have been shown to have shorter and fewer reflux episodes and less severe reflux at night than formula-fed babies [Heacock 1992]. Breastfeeding is also best for babies with reflux because breastmilk leaves the stomach much faster [Ewer 1994]…

What happens if a baby has silent reflux?

Babies with silent reflux often avoid breastfeeding, or may arch their backs and gulp milk while nursing. In severe cases, babies may develop chronic ear or sinus infections and spit up blood or have blood in their stools.