Infant GERD Symptoms

Infant GERD symptoms: It's true that all babies spit up but when the reflux is continues over time and starts to cause pain and affects quality of life, that's when baby reflux turns into a condition called GERD - Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease.

Moderate Infant GERD Symptoms

  • Rubbing nose or hitting nose and face
  • Continual hiccups
  • Crying during or directly after eating
  • Crying when laying flat
  • Difficulty sleeping unless inclined
  • Excessive gas
  • Excessive nursing or comfort feedings
  • Consistent fussiness, irritability and restlessness
  • Sneezing regularly without presence of colds
  • Spitting up
  • Spitting up through the nose
  • Recurring or consistent rash
  • Recurring or abundant hiccups
  • Wet burping
  • Wheezing or Whistling Sounds while Breathing
  • Abundant salivation
  • Acidic spit up with vomit smelling odor or sour odor
  • Biting of their hands
  • Food intolerance (MSPI or FPIES)
  • Gas
  • General Malaise (listlessness)
  • Grunting: Hint: If your baby doesn't poop right after the noise the most common reason is because of gas and the gas is due to acid reflux or gas build up to the esophagus.
  • Gulping and/or swallowing hard
  • Inability to sleep
  • Irritable after eating
  • Sleep apnea (snoring)
  • Shaking head back and forth and up and down.
  • Twisting of body - especially after feeding
  • Unusually fussy and irritable and restless
  • Constant crying
  • Diarrhea and/or Constipation
  • Chronic coughing
  • Clawing during feeding
  • Congestion and/or loud breathing

Serious to Severe Infant GERD Symptoms:

This list of severe GERD symptoms are not intended to scare you but they are possibilities. Just like this mom - Read Cecilia's story! This mama is the reason we started this company.

  • Failure to Thrive
  • Lung Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Interruptions in Breathing
  • Back arching - Sandifer's Syndrome (Seizure Like Symptoms)
  • Sinusitis
  • Swollen Throat (LPR)
  • Projectile Vomiting
  • Sudden Infant Death (SIDS)
  • Eating Aversions (Very difficult to reverse)

Infant GERD Symptoms On The Family

The Infant Acid Reflux Solutions team has had the pleasure of working with families with suffering baby's for many years and have seen the impact infant GERD has on the family. The emotional, financial, social and mental impact of having a child with infant acid reflux can cause such enormous stress on a family and although it's rarely talked about we know reflux can drastically change a family dynamic. Some have sworn off having more children because of it.