I'm afraid that this isn’t something that your doctor will ever tell you, yet there are many, many babies out there who’s parents will tell you that either they didn’t have reflux until their jabs or that their baby’s reflux got markedly worse after jabs.
Some babies with reflux will get worse with vaccinations and others won’t be affected at all.
This does not mean that you need to avoid vaccinating your baby.
What it means is that we need to understand what is the underlying cause of baby’s reflux. The sooner we can do this the better because we can decide if baby’s body needs more support around jabs, or if you need to discuss an alternate schedule for your baby’s jabs to give their body time to recover.
To firstly understand where your baby stands you need to understand what is causing their reflux. In your observations of their symptoms and behaviours you already have all the information you need to do this.
I help you decipher these along with their frequency and severity to figure out what is the underlying cause of your baby’s reflux. This isn’t something you can google, I’m the only person reading baby’s reflux symptoms in this way.
This all starts with capturing your baby’s symptoms and I’ve a free download to help you do this, firstly letting you know what eighty symptoms and behaviours you need to be looking out for. Grab it now because depending on what is causing your baby's reflux they may be more or less likely to be affected by vaccines.
Many babies are fine and won't have a long-term reaction to their vaccines. However, some little ones will react to their jabs and they can react badly in a way that lasts for months.
It's not the active ingredient, the actual vaccine itself that causes the issue, it’s typically the other ingredients.
Common ingredients in vaccines that cause problems include:
A baby’s microbiome is so important to their development. It is one invisible facet of our baby's development that we must start to look after in a much more deliberate way.
To minimise the negative impact that vaccines may have on your baby, I suggest supplementing with a good probiotic in the weeks around vaccinations. Probiotics are not necessary on a full-time schedule, however they can play an important role in supporting the body when necessary.
My suggestion is to give baby a probiotic (or take it yourself if you’re breastfeeding) for about a week before their jabs and up to two weeks afterwards. This should support your baby’s digestive system during this period.
If your baby's reflux worsened with jabs, then their gut microbiome and digestive enzymes may need more TLC when they start solids. The key to figuring out what is really going on for your baby lies in understanding all of their symptoms. Start with the free Symptoms Tracker here.
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Hoping to conquer baby reflux for good? Don't forget the best place to start is always to pinpoint your baby's symptoms. It's these symptoms which will lead you to the underlying cause - aka. the real issue that needs resolving!
The best place to start is always to pinpoint the symptoms your baby is experiencing. It's these symptoms which will lead you to the underlying cause - aka. the real issue that needs resolving!
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