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When sleeping, several reports indicate that the prone position (on the stomach) seems to help babies with reflux. However, most parents are aware of the
“Back to Sleep” campaign which encourages parents to place babies on their
back to prevent SIDS. Therefore, do not place your baby in the prone
position without first consulting your doctor. Before changing the sleeping position of your baby, be sure to consult with your doctor first!
This is from June 2007 – consult your doctor about it!
Infant Sleep Postions and SIDS
this article discusses stomach-sleeping for GERD babies
The Infant Seat as Treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux
This site reports on a study that determined sleeping in a car seat was not beneficial to reflux babies.
From 1997 (consult your doctor!)
Conclusion: The left lateral position is a suitable alternative to prone for the postural management of infants with symptomatic gastro-oesophageal reflux.
Consider BABYWEARING your baby during the day! No, s/he will not be spoiled! You’re probably holding him/her all the time, anyway 🙂
Look into pouches, ring slings, wraps and soft structured carriers!
NOTE: The information on this page
is not exhaustive and complete accuracy is not guaranteed. Please
consult your doctor with any questions you may have regarding the
treatment of your child.