medical therapy for reflux

by Alison

Your page is a very useful description of reflux in infants and its treatment, but I was disappointed that there was no mention that sometimes medication is also indicated and may be very effective.

My child was started on a proton pump inhibitor at 3 months of age and within a single day my sad, irritable, in-pain child was a new person.

She smiled. Lots. Every day. Our life was totally changed. I still feel guilty that she spent so many weeks in such terrible pain. She is now 14 months old and still breastfeeding.

I doubt we would have managed this if we hadn't treated her reflux because every feed was so traumatic : screaming, arching , rigid posture etc. and both of us in tears each time.

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