Treatment for Infants
- Try to feed your baby more often, but decrease the amount of each feeding.
- Consider thickening bottle feeds (breast milk or formula) with cereal.
- Position your baby upright for 20-30 minutes after every feeding.
- Consider trying a hypoallergenic formula.
- Consider medication, if conservative measures have not been working.
Treatment for Children & Adolescents
- Avoid large meals.
- Avoid lying down immediately after eating.
- If your child is overweight, encourage him or her to lose weight.
- Avoid caffeine, chocolate, and spicy foods, all of which can make symptoms worse.
- Eliminate exposure to tobacco smoke.
- Consider medication, if conservative measures have not been working
Call The Office If Your Child Exhibits:
- Forceful vomiting
- Onset of persistent vomiting in a child 6 months or older
- Bloody stools
- Abdominal tenderness or distention
- Fever, lethargy, or enlarged liver
- Unusual head size