Pediatric GERD: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Feed your baby in an upright position
  • Hold your baby upright for 20 minutes or 30 minutes after each feed
  • Avoid tight-fitting clothing
  • Avoid foods and drinks that trigger heartburn
  • Avoid overeating by eating smaller meals

Watch Out

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Rattling in the chest

When to See Doctor

Consult your doctor if your child has
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Frequent heart burn
  • Pain or difficulty while swallowing
  • Breathing problems (wheezing, chronic cough)

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