Silent reflux also known as laryngopharyngeal reflux or lpr is very similar but the baby doesn t actually spit up because he s able to swallow the stomach contents. It s tough because i already have a three year old so i have to care for him as well what were your experiences with a child and silent reflux.
The cause in adults is not known.
Silent reflux in babies. Breathing problems such as wheezing noisy breathing or pauses in breathing apnea gagging nasal congestion chronic coughing chronic respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and ear infections difficulty breathing your child may develop. Being unsettled during feeding. Unlike with gastroesophageal reflux disease or gerd infants with silent reflux do not spit up or vomit the stomach acid but swallow it instead.
Swallowing or gulping after burping or feeding. Crying and not settling. Pound explains that babies are susceptible to reflux silent or otherwise because they spend a lot of time lying down their diet is mostly liquid and their muscle tone including the muscle tone of the sphincter between the stomach and the esophagus is less developed.
Sometimes babies may have signs of reflux but will not bring up milk or be sick. Coughing or hiccupping when feeding. Feed your baby slightly less than usual if you re bottle feeding or cut back a.
In babies and young children typical signs include. In most babies silent reflux gradually resolves as the baby grows and the esophageal sphincter matures. Sometimes called gastroesophageal reflux ger the condition is rarely serious and becomes less common as a baby gets older.
Feed your baby in an upright position. Reflux occurs in healthy infants multiple times a day. Silent reflux occurs when the acidic stomach content comes up the esophagus.
He seems to want to eat often and if i m not holding him constantly he is screaming. Infant reflux when a baby spits up occurs when food moves back up from a baby s stomach. Also hold your baby in a sitting position for 30 minutes after feeding if.
This can cause a painful burning sensation. Take time to burp your baby. As long as your baby is healthy content and growing well reflux is not a cause for concern.
Not gaining weight as they re not keeping enough food down. Until then your doctor might recommend managing the reflux with a few measures similar to those taken in the case of gastroesophageal reflux disease. While some infants may experience severe pain with silent reflux others do not.
Silent reflux is common in infants because their sphincters are undeveloped they have a shorter esophagus and they lie down much of the time. Since the baby doesn t spit up silent reflux is harder to recognize when it happens. My baby is almost two months old and was diagnosed with silent reflux.
This is known as silent reflux. Try smaller more frequent feedings. It s unusual for infant reflux to continue after age 18 months.
The problem is that the stomach contents are acidic so it burns on the way up and back down. Severe reflux that continues for more than a few months can cause damage to the infant s esophagus stomach and throat.