Infants that are especially fussy and have trouble eating or sleeping may have pediatric GERD (or acid reflux). Because infants are nonverbal, diagnosing reflux is especially difficult. Parents or caregivers must pay special attention to the sleeping and eating habits of the child and communicate them to a physician.
It always makes me feel sad when a mother tells me her baby is struggling to eat, even in the newborn period. The mother of a two-week-old baby told me her baby didn’t like to drink his bottle and didn’t care a bit if he ate or not. Another mother told me she struggled with getting her daughter to nurse and finally gave up. She had similar…