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Tips to manage Reflux

There is no "one fix all" solution for every baby, the severity of the condition, as well as the symptoms vary from baby to baby. For example some babies comfort feed, in which case poor weight gain is not an issue, whereas others scream and arch their backs with each feed. Your baby can show improvements with fairly simple lifestyle, handling and feeding modifications. Natural remedies and alternative therapy treatments are also available to help calm and ease discomfort, however medication can often be the only effective solution in severe cases.

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The information in this article was reviewed for medical accuracy by, Paediatrician and Allergy Specialist, Dr Claudia Gray (MBChB (UCT), MRCPCH (London), MScClin Pharm(Surrey), DipPaedNutrition (UK), PostgradDipAllergy (Southampton), Certified Paediatric Allergologist (SA))

Dr Gray works at the allergy clinic at the Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town, and has a private practice at Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town, contact 021 531 8013.