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I am not a doctor, but my understanding is that reflux does resolve itself over time. The problem is often that the valve between the esophagus and stomach is underdeveloped, and can't keep the stomach acid out of the esophagus. Once the child matures and that valve has a chance to fully develop, the problem often resolves itself. In the meantime, though, ...


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My daughter had extremely bad reflux as an infant, and eventually had to go on medication. Before we moved to that step, our doctor had us try several things to help her: Smaller, more frequent feedings. Less volume in the stomach, less likely to overflow and force stomach acid back up the esophagus. Feed in an upright position. Burp more frequently ...


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According to the CDC, at 4 months if a child can't hold their head steadily it's worth talking to your pediatrician. I wouldn't be overly concerned if I was you, likely they will just recommend some physical or occupational therapy for your baby to get her started. I believe there are 4 month shots, so you should be going to the doctor soon anyway, just ...



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