By Peter Gitundu

Digestive problems do not happen to adults only but can occur in children as well. Knowing just too well that babies may not be able to express themselves in reference to the problem they may be having, it is good to always be on the look out for symptoms that may be indications of baby acid reflux. Acid reflux refers to a situation whereby the stomach contents are expelled back to the mouth through the esophagus if the valve covering the upper stomach does not close properly. Much of these contents are acidic in themselves and pose a great threat to the lining of the esophagus.

Babies below the age of six months have a tendency to spit up much of the food content they take in, mainly due to the delicate nature of their digestive system. It is not always very easy to tell whether your baby is suffering from these reflux but there are a few things you could check out for and this includes lose of weight, continuous crying, difficulty inn breathing and swallowing. If swallowing seems to be one hell of a big task for your baby, then it could be an indication of burning sensation in the throat.

If you are still not sure about your baby's problem, a pediatrician should prove helpful to help you discern what the problem is. Some things that you can do to improve your baby's condition include cutting down big meals inn to small frequent ones.

Feed the baby in a conducive environment that is peaceful for the baby. Breast feeding will create a bond between the mother and the baby and it will relax and feel safe as it feeds. After feeding, hold the baby straight to ease the food digestion and to let gas pass.