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'Reflux (Gastro-oesophageal reflux) is when the stomach contents are brought back up into the oesophagus after a feed. It may cause some regurgitation or spilling of milk feeds resulting in discomfort and pain that can contribute to crying or sleep problems with your baby.
Reflux occurs in young babies because the ring of muscle or valve at the top of baby's stomach which helps stop the regurgitation of stomach contents is not yet fully developed. While reflux may be a matter of concern to parents, generally this type of uncomplicated reflux becomes a less frequent problem at six to nine months and when managed with thickened feeds.
However, some babies may experience more severe reflux problems and will need expert care from a paediatrician. If your baby is not putting on weight and continues to experience problems, please consult your baby health professional'.