What causes reflux?
Most babies bring their feeds up occasionally and this is perfectly normal. Sometimes this occurs more frequently, or in larger quantities and this is known as regurgitation or reflux.
Your baby’s food pipe connects his mouth with his stomach. Your baby has a ring of muscle (valve) where his food pipe joins his stomach. The muscular valve opens to let through milk your baby has swallowed, and closes to keep milk in his tummy. Babies usually get reflux because the ring of muscle hasn’t developed fully yet.
This means that when your baby’s tummy is full, milk and acid can come back up the food pipe, causing discomfort.
Cow&Gate anti reflux is used for the dietary management of reflux and regurgitation. If you are concerned that your baby is having frequent reflux you should speak to your healthcare professional before using this product.
A nutritionally complete thickened formula suitable from birth and as part of a weaning diet from 6 months to 1 year.
Cow&Gate anti reflux is specially formulated and thickened with carob bean gum. Unlike starch based thickeners, carob bean gum thickens the formula on mixing and remains thick in the stomach, helping the feed stay down.
- Thickened formula
Tips for managing reflux:
- Feeding smaller amounts more frequently
- Changing to a more upright feeding position
- Winding during the feed rather than at the end
- Checking if the teat size you are using is suitable.
Please always seek professional advice and talk to your healthcare professional before use.
Cow&Gate anti-reflux is a food for special medical purposes for bottlefed babies, and should only be used under medical supervision. Not suitable for parenteral use.
*LCPs = Long Chain Polyunsaturated fatty acids