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Tackling silent reflux
To help avoid silent reflux, hold your baby upright as you feed her and burp or “wind” her often during feeds. This can sometimes alleviate symptoms, but not always.
Shorter, smaller feeds can sometimes help, as can dietary changes in breastfeeding mums and, in some cases, medication or even corrective surgery.
If you suspect silent reflux in your baby, seek support from your Maternal Child Health Nurse or trusted medical practitioner.
It’s important to not tough this out on your own as helpful treatment and advice awaits.