Pears and Reflux


What’s in an Pear? Pears are a mild, sweet fruit with a fibrous centre. They are rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fibre.

What does it do for my baby’s body? Pears provide a very good source of fibre and are also a good source of vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium. They also contain a significant amount of pectin, which is a water soluble fibre. Pears are actually higher in pectin than apples!

Should I give Pear when my baby has infant reflux? Pears are gentle on the tummy and thus are wonderful for babies who may be suffering from Reflux. Pears make a good choice for one of Baby’s first fruits from (4) 6 months of age. Pears contain no sodium, saturated fats or cholesterol. They contain two types of sugars, glucose and fructose. A pear is very nutrient-dense meaning that there are more nutrients per calorie than calories per nutrient. There is no need to peel a pear unless feeding one to a small infant. A pear’s skin is easily digestible. They are also a great fruit to offer as a remedy to help alleviate baby’s constipation.
Fun fact: Besides in human diet, pear has application in industry of furniture, musical instruments and kitchen utensils.

If you have any baby Pear recipes, send them in!


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Mum of three and co-founder of reflux sites - refluxSUPPORT, babyREFLUX and littleREFLUXERS.Gathered loads of experience and wisdom talking to thousands of mums and dads who have little refluxers. Campaigning to reduce the number of infants given prescribed drugs for reflux.Superb at parallel parking and eating biscuits.