Anyone have suggestions on what to feed a 2 year old with GERD who has been put on a non-irritating diet?
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Katherine - posted on 01/27/2012
Apples and bananas are not acidic fruits, which makes them a safe choice for acid-reflux sufferers. Acidic fruits include oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, pineapples and berries.
Most vegetables are safe to eat, except for tomatoes, corn, lentils and squash, which increase acid secretion due to their levels of acid. Carrots, cauliflower, onions, peppers, green beans and cucumbers are just a few of the vegetables that don't worsen acid reflux disease.
Whole-grain foods, including pasta, bread, oatmeal and oat bran, reduce the amount of acid in your child's stomach, lowering the risk of acid reflux. Whole-grain foods are complex carbohydrates that slowly break down during digestion, which is beneficial when attempting to reduce the amount of acid your child's stomach produces.
Fat-free or low-fat dairy products are low in acidity and reduce the risk of acid reflux.
Extra-lean ground beef, skinless poultry and fish are low in acidity and are considered low-risk foods for acid-reflux sufferers. Limit meat consumption to 3 ounces daily to reduce fat intake, which contributes to weakening the LES.
Avoid chocolate, spearmint, peppermint, spicy foods, fatty foods and fried foods as they weaken the LES by relaxing it, which allows acid to flow back into the esophagus. Soft drinks and citrus juice should also be eliminated and replaced with water.
Read more: What Can I Feed My Child Who Has Acid Reflux? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5712777_can-fe...
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