Lifestyle changes

  •  Raise the head of the child’s bed about 30 degrees while they sleep.
  • Have the child eat smaller, more frequent meals instead of large amounts of food at one sitting.
  • Avoid having the child eat right before they go to bed or lie down; instead, let two or three hours pass.
  • Try a walk or warm bath or even a few minutes on the toilet.

Some researchers believe that certain lifestyle changes such as losing weight or dressing in loose clothing my assist in alleviating GERD. Even chewing sugarless gum may help.

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