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- SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF GERD (Reflux)
As Listed in an Article entitled Gastroesophageal Reflux by Dr. Susan R. Orenstein.
1: Regurgitation: spitting up frequently
2: Frequent Hiccups
3: Unexplainable crying, irritability
4: Sleep disturbance--frequent night waking
5: Arching of neck and back during or after feeding
6: Fighting during feeding
7: Sinus and nasal congestion(due to aspiration)
8: Nocturnal asthma symptoms(wheezing)
9: Recurrent coughing
11: Rumination behaviors
12: Sticking fingers or fist far back in throat and gagging themself. This could be a sign of esophagitis.
13: They may appear avidly hungry for bottle or breast until their first swallows and then become very irritable and refusing to take it again.
14: Bad breath
15: Failure to thrive, losing weight.
16: Frequent choking episodes.