How do you treat a newborn with reflux?

Signs of gastroesophageal reflux in a newborn are numerous; some of these are arching their back, frequent hiccoughs, discomfort on laying flat on their backs, pulling away when they feed or posseting often. Reflux is due to a slightly looser lower oesophageal sphincter, and that, coupled with small stomach capacity, a short distance from their ...
How often should a newborn feed?

Newborns need to feed very often; every 1 to 2 hours when they're first born and eventually, every 3 to 4 hours as they get older. At birth, newborns have a very small stomach capacity, and this, coupled with initially lower volumes of breastmilk, leads them to feed very frequently. As their stomachs expand and ...
How much sleep do newborns need?

Newborns need a variable amount of sleep, averaging around 16 hours when they are first born and decreasing over the course of the first few weeks. They don't sleep more than 2 to 4 hours at a time, as they do need to feed frequently and at first, there is no distinct difference between daytime ...
An Important Milestone for Your 1 Month Old Baby

Parents are always wondering about what milestones should their kids meet at each age, starting from day one and until they are old enough to get through life challenges by their own. For each Mum it's a journey full of joy, new discoveries, and new feelings to experience every day, Dr. Rania Hawayek is sharing a ...