Caring for a baby with reflux can be an emotionally stressful time. Parents are sleep deprived and baby is irritable. Reflux can challenge the dynamics of the family unit, and can often cause isolation and postnatal depression.
Reflux is often associated with projectile vomiting after or during baby’s feeding time. Reflux will often present in newborns, with most infants growing out of it by twelve months. Along with vomiting, you may notice signs such as;
At six weeks postnatal, a check-up is required for baby’s health and growth. If you delivered privately, you will have been assigned a paediatrician. This is the best person to discuss your concerns with. Your paediatrician can assess baby’s growth and if necessary arrange for anti-reflux medication or prescription formula. If you cannot schedule an appointment with the paediatrician, seek the advice of a general practitioner with a background in childhood development.