Position is key if your baby has reflux - Babies with reflux are often very difficult to settle and wake frequently. Lying flat will not provide the correct position to reduce any symptoms of reflux. By sleeping in a baby hammock your baby will be laying at a slight incline, this has proven to reduce the reflux symptoms as the gravity helps to keep fluids and food down. For babies with severe reflux your doctor will possibly suggest medication for your baby.
So what is Reflux
Reflux also known as gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a very common problem for babies, in fact approx. 25% of babies suffer from reflux, some will be more severe than others and can be present for up to the age of 6 – 9 months, usually you will find that the symptoms will ease once baby begins to spend more time in a sitting position. The cause of reflux in babies is the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that opens to allow food into the stomach and closes to keep it there, isn’t fully matured and therefore when the LES opens, the contents of the stomach can flow back into the esophagus, causing the infant to spit up or vomit.
Many parents choose to use Poco hammock to help with their babies reflux and have found it a great benefit.
See below testimonial from mum of four in reading:
Our new baby has reflux and every time we lay her flat she hiccups, coughs, chokes and milk comes out of her nose! After a week of taking it in turns to sit holding her all night we researched reflux online and came across recommendations for baby hammocks. We were a bit reluctant as quite pricey and we had already bought a crib … but worth every penny. She now only wakes for milk or a dirty nappy! Looks so cosy in there and the frame is sturdy. Wish we had discovered this years ago as she is baby number four!
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