Quoting /b/i/r/d:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" I have my older one empty the boob a bit ... [snip!] ... it into a wash cloth or cup to save. Its a pain in the ass, but as long as she's gaining weight there is no need for meds."
I hate to disagree, but I do. You are correct if she has what my pedi refers to as a "happy spitter" If the baby spits up, vomits, etc but continues to eat and gain fine, not crying in pain, etc...I agree there is no need for medication. But for a child who is clearly in pain, struggling with sleep, etc following non-medication interventions (positioning, dietary changes, etc) *ETA* got interuppted by kids =} I feel the medication makes a massive difference!
Reflux is incredible painful as an adult and can cause long term damage to your stomach, esophagus, and vocal cords even if left untreated. But you are correct that *most* children outgrow it between 6-12 months. Others (like both my girls so far) do not