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Treatments for Reflux in Babies

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Are there any treatments for baby reflux?

Baby with Reflux (GERD) and Mother

If your baby’s reflux is mild, and he’s still feeding well and isn’t too upset by it, then the following may help:
  • hold your baby upright for up to 20 minutes after each feed
  • try giving your baby smaller but more frequent feeds
  • if you bottle feed your baby, burp him every two or three minutes during feeds
If your baby’s reflux is more severe, see your doctor, who may advise these treatments:
  • Adding a beverage thickener to expressed breast milk or formula for two weeks, or using a pre-thickened formula. Only use them on the advice of your  doctor and stop them after two weeks to check if your baby’s reflux has improved.
  • An antacid such as ranitidine. You will need to get this on prescription from your doctor.


The symptoms of reflux can be very similar to the symptoms of a cow’s milk allergy or intolerance.

If you breastfeed your baby, you may need to stop drinking cow’s milk or having food or drinks containing cow’s milk.

If your baby is formula-fed ask your doctor about giving him a hypoallergenic formula for a couple of weeks to see if it helps.

If there is doubt about the diagnosis of reflux, then your doctor may refer your baby to a pediatrician.


If your doctor recommends thickening your baby's formula or breast milk, Gelmix is a safe, all natural thickening powder that provides relief for acid reflux in babies.  

Gelmix uses organic carob bean gum as the thickening agent, and is the first and only USDA certified organic thickener specifically formulated for pediatric use in America.  It is considered safe for infants over 42 weeks gestational age.

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