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Acid reflux is one thing. Yes all babies reflux (spit up), typically in the first year of life. That's called GER (gastro-esophageal reflux - not a disease). But when the reflux is continuous over "time" and starts to cause pain and other symptoms, that's when baby reflux turns into a condition called GERD.
The clinical description of GERD is when 4 or more symptoms lasting
longer then 4 weeks and are affecting quality of life and/or causing
pain. GERD can also branch out into several conditions.
Other great articles are listed here that can help you understand what is acid reflux disease.
Infant GERD Symptoms vary from mild and sporadic to more moderate reflux causing back arching, constant spit up or vomiting, feeding issues and sleeping issues. Although when these symptoms are happening they don't seem moderate. We understand and don't diminish how difficult it is to watch your baby suffer.
More severe symptoms are gagging, choking, ear - nose - throat infections, failure to thrive, or even failure to breath. In fact the number two cause of SIDS is infant reflux disease. We've shared CeCi's story because we know how serious reflux is and don't believe that you should wait till your child outgrows it.