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Natural and Easy Ways to Reduce Reflux in Toddlers

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Reflux in babies is normal, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do at home to help reduce the symptoms! Read on to learn more about our mom-approved tips to ease reflux in toddlers.

Tips to Ease Reflux in Toddlers

  1. Identify and eliminate food triggers

    A good place to start is to keep a 7-Day Diet Diary. Take note of symptoms and foods in order to see a potential relationship. For some babies, this may mean trying a new formula. If cow milk seems to be contributing to toddler reflux in your little one, try swapping it out for Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula*.

  2. Find your zen

    While feeding, ensure you are fostering a calm environment for your baby without bright lights and sudden interruptions. This teaches good eating habits while soothing the nervous system and promoting digestion.

  3. Minimize gas

    Extra gas in the digestive system may stir up contents and make reflux more likely. Try bicycle legs, or other strategies to reduce gas.

  4. Feed smaller amounts

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not ‘overfilling’ your child in order to prevent baby reflux. Stop feeding when your little one seems to lose interest. Reduce the amount your baby eats at each feeding while feeding more frequently to ensure adequate nutritional intake for growth and development.

  5. Sit up

    Make gravity work on your side and ensure your child is not lying flat while eating. Keep them upright for at least 20-30 minutes after each feeding, too.

  6. Delay playtime

    Playtime and activity are important for your baby’s development, but try to delay too much activity after feedings to reduce baby spit-up.

Some spit up in babies is normal, but be sure to consult with your health professional if your little one has more concerning symptoms. For more in-depth information about reflux, visit our Symptom Spotlight: Reflux.

Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula may be an option for little ones during feeding transitions, such as weaning and supplementing, or those with minor issues associated with cow milk sensitivity*.

*Not suitable for children with confirmed cow milk protein allergy