Babies Reflux & Chiropractic

Babies Reflux & Chiropractic

What is reflux?

Reflux is when the baby’s stomach acid is mixed with food or milk. Baby’s who suffer from reflux often vomit frequent. This is due to the ring on top of the stomach not closing after feeding. They may also display signs and symptoms like arching their backs, refusing to eat, cough and cry excessively. This is because they are in discomfort.

Usually reflux starts at the age of 8 months old and may continue all the way up to 12 months old. This is normal, as their digestive system is not mature enough yet to function properly.

What attributes to babies reflux??

Some reasons include:

  • Schatzki ring (ring on top of stomach) not functioning properly
  • Underdeveloped sphincter ring in Esophagus
  • Gut obstruction
  • Food intolerances
  • Spinal dysfunction

Why does structural chiropractic work so well for reflux?

As you can see there are many reasons why a baby could be suffering from reflux. If the baby’s reflux is caused by spinal dysfunction, structural chiropractic will help. By creating proper function within the spine it is easier for the baby to sit up straighter, this can help with food digestion and food staying in the stomach. Additionally, it can also help the nervous system to function better which may help with digestive issues that the baby is going through.

Have a chiropractor assist in helping your baby with reflux today by booking an appointment.