Is Acid Reflux Medication Safe for Infants?

 Antibiotics or Acid Reflux Meds Given to Infants associated with increased risk for allergic diseases in childhood according to the American Medical Association.

In April 2, 2018 Journal of AMA Pediatrics, it is reported in one of the largest studies to be done, an association between acid –suppressing medications and antibiotics.  When given to infants in the first 6 months of infancy, it was associated with increased risk for asthma and all major categories for allergic diseases in childhood especially food related allergies.

Asthma and childhood allergies have been on the rise the last few decades so studies have been done to try to determine the reason for this increase. The study was an observational study.  The results were found to be consistent with prior studies and were said to have biological plausibility.

Parents can be overwhelmed when their new little one arrives and have a crying baby after feeding along with spitting up, vomiting or coughing.  With GERD, the food that normally goes in the mouth and down the esophagus to the stomach, gets backed up and moves from the stomach back through the esophagus, causing the symptoms.

Gentle chiropractic adjustments remove nervous system interference or stress and help the body to function at optimal levels. Chiropractic care doesn’t cure any disease but allows the body to heal naturally and function better. If there is a subluxation or misalignment in the mid-spine, T1 to T5, that can cause stress to the nerves that control the digestive functions.

Is Acid Reflux Medication Safe for Infants?

It is very common to see symptoms such as constant crying in a colicky baby, chronic constipation, acid reflux, sleeplessness or general fussiness reduce or be totally eliminated after correction of the spinal restrictions. Adjustments are very gentle and give newborns and infants a great start to life with optimal health and development. If your child or someone you know, is having difficulties, call to schedule a free consultation with one of our Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists.

Call Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center, at 480-325-6977 to schedule your complimentary consultation. Give yourself and your children the gift of health and well-being.

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