How to Treat Children’s Heartburn

How to Treat Children's Heartburn

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Heartburn is the burning sensation that we often feel after eating spicy foods or after having a large meal. While it is usually thought of to be an issue for adults, children can also have issues with it as well. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

The first thing that you can do when your child is suffering from heartburn is to begin avoiding foods that can cause it. Over the long run, this can help your child avoid getting heartburn and will make them more comfortable. Avoid foods like caffeinated sodas, spicy and fried foods and those that are acidic.

There are also medications that you can give to your child when they have heartburn. Your pediatrician will be able to give you the best information regarding these medications so that you can choose the right one.

You should also give your child smaller meals throughout the day rather than larger ones. Avoid feeding them within two or three hours of bedtime so that their food has the time that it needs to settle.

When you do put them to bed, elevate their head 6 to 8 inches. It is best to do this by putting blocks of wood under the foot of their bed. Pillows can be somewhat helpful, but they usually won’t raise your child up enough to help with heartburn.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).