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    Default Giving babies anti-reflux drugs can increase their chances of breaking bones later on

    Victoria Allen
    4 May 2017


    • Treatments are given to babies who bring up milk during or shortly after feeding


    Babies given drugs to stop them suffering reflux are more likely to suffer broken bones later in life.
    A study has found medications prescribed by doctors to children under one year old may increase their chances of suffering fractures by almost a third.
    The treatments are for babies who bring up milk during or shortly after feeding – known as reflux or ‘spitting up’.
    It happens because a baby’s oesophagus, or food pipe, is still developing and normally stops by their first birthday when the lower ring of muscle has grown enough to stop the contents of their stomach leaking.

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    Default Re: Giving babies anti-reflux drugs can increase their chances of breaking bones late

    I have to wonder if a little diluted apple cider vinegar (ACV) could help infants with reflux, as it does for adults, myself included.

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    Default Re: Giving babies anti-reflux drugs can increase their chances of breaking bones late

    I was hoping that some mothers would jump in here to point out the obvious: infants don't have reflux. Whether bottle-fed or nursed, babies spit up. Every mother, and most fathers, know this. You put a diaper, or a towel, over your shoulder or on your lap, pat the baby gently on the back, and the baby will spit up a teaspoon or so. I think is has to do with the air they swallow while sucking. In any case, it is not a disease or a condition, as it is with adults, and to medicate an infant for this it beyond lunacy.

    Even in adults, "acid reflux" is the result of too little acid, not too much. I think all regular readers here know this. As we age we create less stomach acid, slowing the digestive process. The result: food begins to ferment in the stomach, creating gas and pressure, and this pressure can force open the lower esophageal sphincter and allow a little weak acid to escape. The remedy is not to lower stomach acid, but to increase it, as Grulla does by taking a T. of ACV (apple cider vinegar) in a glass of water before a meal. There are supplements available that will do the same thing (Betaine Hcl) but the home remedy is equally effective and much less expensive.
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