A recent study says newborns are being over treated for reflux. This new clinical study from the Thomas Jefferson University published by Science Daily shows that clinical symptoms are only rarely validated by the gold-standard reflux test in babies.

Gastric reflux is common in infants because the band of muscle, or sphincter, that squeezes the top opening of the stomach shut, does not yet close at full strength, especially in premature babies. As a result, babies often have reflux and spit up after feeding. When reflux happens within several minutes of other more dangerous symptoms such as drop in heart rate, apnea, coughing or gagging, arching of the back, incessant crying, and wheezing, physicians may suspect gastric reflux disease, or GERD. Other than providing medication when it's not needed, misdiagnosing GERD in infants can also masks the real cause of the problem.

We must applaud companies like Haberman for producing its for the award-winning #‎Suckle‬ Feeder. It is the only baby bottle that can demonstrate anti-reflux. Breastfed babies have to work for their feed when nursing. If a baby takes in milk too quickly then there is no time for its brain to register that it is satiated (a process that is thought to take around 20 minutes). Instead of an open hole in the teat, the Suckle Feeder has a valve which shuts between each suckle cycle, so a baby can relax and breathe without getting swamped. The Suckle Feeder's teat stays full of milk, replenishing as a baby suckles, so enabling a more natural feeding experience. Less reflux and spit up, coughing or gagging.

Thumbs up from bxby for the on-the-button 'thinking baby brands developing top-notch alternative solutions to help us avoid prescribing medication unnecessarily to our infants.

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