Monday, August 18, 2008

Remedies for babies acid reflux

What is acid reflux

Acid reflux is regurgitation of gastric acid causing a burning sensation in the esophagus. Acid reflux in babies is very common and it can be very distressing for both babies and mothers. Most babies will outgrow it, however, it is very distressing while it last.

Remedies for acid reflux in babies

Mothers who have babies suffering from acid reflux naturally will seek remedies and most will be most comfortable with Natural Reflux Cures. More than 40 years ago, I remember that gripe water was very popular with nursing mothers.

Gripe water is so well known that it has even earned itself an entry in Wikipedia, and this is what Wikipedia has to say about gripe water:

"Gripe water is a home remedy for babies with colic, gas, teething pain, reflux or other stomach ailments. Its ingredients vary, and may include alcohol, bicarbonate, ginger, dill, fennel and chamomile. It is typically given to the infant with a dropper in liquid form; a single dose may be 2.5 to 10 ml, depending on the age of the baby, repeated several times daily. Adults may also take gripe water for soothing intestinal pains, gas or other stomach ailments."

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