Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Natural Relief for Acid Reflux in Newborns.

Natural Relief for Acid Reflux in Newborns.


One of the most difficult things a new mother can go through is to see her new baby in pain.  Acid reflux in babies is a common problem that causes pain and other symptoms.  The most common symptoms include excessive vomiting, cough, gagging, choking or refusing to eat, crying when eating and heartburn, gas or abdominal pain.  Babies may also have colic, restricted growth, breathing difficulties, and they may have pneumonia that keeps coming back.  It is a challenge for mothers and babies that is very difficult to overcome.
Causes for Acid Reflux in Babies
There are many suspected causes for acid reflux in newborns and babies, and most common treatments include synthetic medicine to control the symptom.  This will not address the underlying cause. So what is the cause of reflux? There is increasing evidence that birth injuries and trauma may be a possible cause.  The reasons for birth injuries or trauma can include long births or extremely fast births, C-sections and posterior positioning during pregnancy and birth.  Birth is a difficult process for the mother, so we often forget about the immense amount of force being put on the baby as it moves down the birth canal, leading with its head.  This can put a large amount of pressure on the spine and result in misalignment which can cause acid reflux in babies.  Although birth injuries are not often considered when diagnosing and treating acid reflux, if your baby has already been diagnosed and/or is not benefiting fully from medication or other treatments, a pediatric chiropractic evaluation should be preformed. Pediatric chiropractic is safe and effective. 

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