The PedsDocTalk Podcast

40: Infant Reflux and Constipation

October 21, 2020 Dr. Mona Amin
The PedsDocTalk Podcast
40: Infant Reflux and Constipation
Show Notes

Infant spit up, reflux, and constipation are common. When severe, it can be really overwhelming to a parent. 

On this episode, I welcome Dr. GI Joe (Dr. Joanna) who is a pediatric Gastroenterologist (@gastrodoc.md on Instagram). 

We discuss infant reflux and constipation. 

  • Why does spit up happen?
  • What is the difference between spit up and reflux?
  • When are medications needed for reflux?
  • When does reflux get better?
  • What are some basic reflux precautions after feedings?
  • What is infant dyschezia?
  • Is all straining constipation?
  • What are some basic remedies for constipation?
  • What are some red flags when it comes to baby poop?

Tune in to listen to a great discussion on the infant gut! Make sure to follow @gastrodoc.md and pedsdoctalk to continue the conversation!