Natural Acid Reflux Relief For Babies

You will need to consult your doctors first if your baby is suffering from acid reflux. Natural remedies should also be asked to doctors first before using them for babies.

Natural Acid Reflux Relief for Babies

Austin Frank, assistant professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health said: “that there is a lot of over-treatment in U.S. medicine: the use of medications and procedures that deliver little or no benefit, increase the cost of care, and expose patients to unnecessary harm from side effects.”

“in the 6 years from 2015 to 2019, there was a 7-fold increase in PPI prescription. One of the PPIs… saw a 16-fold increase in use during that 6-year period…”

Hassall believes that the growth in the use of PPIs occurred because extensive direct-to-consumer advertising for PPIs and similar medications for adults popularized the term “acid reflux.” So it made sense to parents that these drugs would provide a solution for a seemingly intractable problem. And for doctors, calling the problem GERD and prescribing a PPI to the infant was a way to at least soothe the parents.

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Austin Frank, assistant professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health agrees with Hassell. He said, “that there is a lot of over-treatment in U.S. medicine: the use of medications and procedures that deliver little or no benefit, increase the cost of care, and expose patients to unnecessary harm from side effects.”

Hassall believes that the growth in the use of PPIs occurred because extensive direct-to-consumer advertising for PPIs and similar medications for adults popularized the term “acid reflux.” So it made sense to parents that these drugs would provide a solution for a seemingly intractable problem. And for doctors, calling the problem GERD and prescribing a PPI to the infant was a way to at least soothe the parents.

The problem with that is that randomized controlled trials provide no evidence that PPIs are better than placebos for difficult infants without objective evidence of GERD.

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So what should a parent do if their child has the symptoms of acid reflux?

The Natural NUCCA Approach

During the birth process, a misalignment can occur in the upper neck that will change the communication between the brain and the body leading to a variety of different problems, including acid reflux.

Several medical doctors from Europe have done extensive research into upper neck problems in newborns and how that relates to the health of children. For instance, Dr Godfrey Gutmann, a German medical researcher published his research linking the upper neck to problems ranging from acid reflux to scoliosis, ear infections, torticollis, colic and many other common childhood conditions in 1987. Gutmann found over 80% of the over 1000 infants in his study had problems in the upper neck that needed to be addressed!

Birth trauma was the most common cause. Forceps delivery, vacuum extraction and even just normal birthing methods with a woman flat on her back rather than in the standing position where gravity can work, can be an extremely traumatic experience for the head and neck of a newborn.

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Upper neck misalignments can be corrected in babies safely, gently and effectively with an upper cervical chiropractic approach such as NUCCA.

If you have a child that’s been diagnosed with acid reflux, before considering giving medication to your baby have their upper neck evaluated for a traumatic birth injury. You can look for the cause of the problem rather than just covering up the symptoms.

It is important to seek help from the doctors if your baby suffering from acid reflux symptoms in order to relieve them. Never try to find a solution yourself. You can try natural remedies for yourself however you need to be extra careful when it comes to babies. It’s best to follow doctors instructions.

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