Acid Reflux in babies
More than half of all babies experience reflux in the first three months. Some will continue to experience reflux for up to 24 months. Just as adult heartburn and reflux sufferers have experienced successful results using our product, DIGESTIVE REMEDY™ Siberian Pine Nut Oil has also been shown to help babies with reflux. The Other Option’s DIGESTIVE REMEDY™ Siberian Pine Nut Oil can be given to infants from 12 weeks old, however, it is vital that you contact us before giving your baby DIGESTIVE REMEDY™Siberian Pine Nut Oil.
Why you need to contact us before giving our product to your baby:
Pine nuts are seeds and therefore an allergic reaction is very rare. However, should you or your partner have any family history of nut allergies, asthma, eczema or hay fever, your child has a higher risk of developing a nut allergy. The presence of a nut allergy increases the risk of an allergic reaction to pine nuts, and sufferers are advised to also stay away from all seeds. Together with the University of Cape Town’s Allergy Centre, we have identified three simple steps to ensure your baby does not have a negative allergic reaction to DIGESTIVE REMEDY™Siberian Pine Nut Oil. Please contact us for the dosage and more information regarding these three simple steps.
Tips to help keep your baby calm during feeding to improve digestion:
- Be calm and relaxed. The more relaxed you are, the more relaxed your baby will be.
- Hold your baby with confidence and surety.
- Ensure that the baby is upright when eating.
- Encourage your baby to eat slowly.
- Keep your baby upright after eating.
- Take your time when burping your baby to ensure that your baby is wind free.
- With your primary hand, support your baby’s neck and with the other hand, hold your baby on your shoulder and pat your baby’s bottom.
Prolonged use of antacids can increase the risk of food allergies
According to Professor Erika Jensen-Jarolim and colleagues at the University of Vienna, regular use of antacids can increase the risk of food allergies. Medications that reduce acid secretion OR neutralize the acidity within the stomach may set up a situation where harmless food proteins become potential allergens, which can then trigger an immune system response resulting in an allergic reaction. Although Professor Jensen-Jarolim’s study was conducted on adults using a H2-receptor-blocker, these findings have important implications for infants, who by the very nature of their young age have immature digestive and immune systems, which increases the risk of food allergies developing.
Antacids, PPI’s and H2 blockers
Antacids are alkaline based and are used to neutralize the acid in the stomach PPIs & H2 Blockers suppress the body’s natural secretion of gastric juices
“I thought I’d update you on the progress of my baby girl [with Acid Reflux] … I slowly introduced the reduced dosage of The Other Option’s DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil and then went onto the treatment dosage … (based on her weight etc). I can’t believe how much better and happier she is, she seems to be getting stronger by the day and has even started sleeping longer at night. Thanks for all the advice. P.S. I have been taking 5ml a day and my stomach also seems to have settled down.”