Reflux, or “infant acid reflux” is just your baby passively spitting up whatever they have just swallowed.
It can be upsetting to parents, and it can be natural to be worried that something is wrong. It’s important know that reflux is a normal event in the majority of infants: up to 70% of healthy infants aged between 3 and 7 months will regurgitate once or more a day.
Only in a small number of cases it can be a sign of a more serious problem, such as such as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, a milk allergy or a blockage.
Looking after a baby who’s constantly bringing up feeds can be exhausting. A spurt of regurgitated milk can go quite a distance!
You may feel that you constantly smell of sour milk. This is something most parents go through, and we are here to help.
A visit to the chiropractor can help lessening the symptoms of infant acid reflux.
Chiropractors often attribute the arching of the back seen in babies with reflux to spinal misalignment, which can be caused by birth trauma. Pediatric chiropractic care allows your baby the chance to feel better without the use of any medications.
During the treatment session a certified chiropractor will gentle make adjustments to your baby. The pressure used on an infant is the same pressure one would use to gently test the ripeness of a tomato.
Many parents see consistent improvements in their babies after just one treatment.
Dr. Nichola Dunne has 15 years of experience as a chiropractor and has completed numerous hours of continuing professional development in the field of paediatrics and pregnancy.
She has completed the Williams Paediatric Seminars under the world renowned Steven Williams which included paediatric and birth trauma.
Her keen interest in reflux comes from successfully treating so many babies through chiropractic care over the years and also from experiencing reflux as a mother of two children who both suffered from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and cow’s milk protein intolerances.