Silent reflux in babies: Everything parents need to know

Symptoms of silent reflux

  • Sudden bouts of crying
  • Being grizzly during or after feeds
  • Coughing
  • Sour breath
  • Milk in mouth between feeds
  • Breathing irregularities
  • Wet-sounding burps
  • Frequent hiccups
  • Failing to gain weight
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Hoarse or croaky voice

Silent reflux is a condition can be stressful for parents and babies alike. Babies may be uncomfortable and find feeding difficult.

Parents may have trouble translating what’s making their baby unhappy and feel exhausted, frustrated or inadequate, making it important to seek support as soon as possible.

Silent reflux can lead to other complications like ear problems, respiratory infections, stomach ulcers and damage to vocal chords, so it’s vital to take it seriously.

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