When Should Parents Seek Medical Attention for an Infant with Reflux?

While reflux is common and often resolves on its own, parents should seek medical attention if their baby:

  • Has Persistent Vomiting: That leads to dehydration or poor weight gain.
  • Is Extremely Fussy or Irritable: Especially if it affects feeding and sleeping.
  • Shows Signs of Respiratory Problems: Such as chronic cough, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.
  • Has Blood in Vomit or Stool: Which could indicate a more serious underlying condition.
  • Fails to Thrive: If the baby is not gaining weight or growing as expected.