5. Cutting out dairy
This is one of the ones that we found to be the most effective. Unfortunately, I love all things cheese and chocolate so this was our last resort. I was breastfeeding so I needed to cut dairy out of my diet. I cut out any dairy products as well as products that had even trace amounts of dairy in them. I found that this really helped our little one’s temperament the most. She didn’t seem to be in pain anymore and she was so much happier in general.
While it was so difficult for me, I learned with time how to still make delicious meals that tasted good without dairy. When I eventually went back to work and had to start supplementing with formula we used a dairy-free formula by Similac (Alimentum). I slowly started introducing dairy back into my diet around 9/10 months and found that she was better with it at that point.
*You may want to contact your child’s pediatrician before attempting this one. I did okay it with our ped beforehand just to be sure.
I added this one to this list but I am not sure that this was the biggest help for our mini. That being said I’ve heard amazing things from other moms about how it helped or even cured their little’s reflux. After reading about it and hearing from other Moms with reflux babies we decided to try this one out. We were hoping to eliminate the use of reflux medication by going the chiropractic route.
I was super nervous to take our less than 2-month-old to a chiropractor but they were so gentle and great with her. We researched area chiropractors and took her to one that was trained in working with infants. We tried 5 appointments over the course of a few weeks but didn’t find that it made a big difference in our mini’s reflux.
We still needed the Dr. prescribed medication and so we eventually stopped the chiropractic. It definitely didn’t hurt to try it and I am glad that we did as I have heard it works wonders. All babies are different so it could be a great option for some but for us, it just didn’t seem to be working enough to spend the extra money on more appointments.