Tips For Reflux and Upset Stomachs

Even when I am not breastfeeding I try to correct for minor illness and discomfort like upset stomachs through diet. The best approach is to keep drinking water and eat simple foods. The BRAT diet is a simple food diet that is my first resort when my stomach is upset. I have found that using the BRAT diet eliminates outside variables and often the diarrhea or stomachache relieves itself in a few days.

BRAT Diet

  • B – Bananas
  • R – Rice
  • A – Applesauce
  • T – Toast

Over-the-Counter Remedies – It is important to look for an over the counter drug that is safe to use while breastfeeding.  There are a lot of over-the-counter medications that are useful for treating upset stomach and symptoms of reflux. Here are two over-the-counter upset stomach and reflex remedies safe for breastfeeding that are recommended by my doctor:

Ranitidine – Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), prevent and treat symptoms of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach.

Omeprazole – Omeprazole is used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD), laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome.

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