The air should be swallowed partially so that it remains within the esophagus.
A baby should be carried upright and supported against the shoulder while a gentle rubbing motion is conducted on the baby’s back.
Treatment is by avoiding carbonated drinks and excessive amount of antacids.
A simple method is to take several short gulps of air.
Acute symptoms include pain or discomfort after eating, sensation of ‘fullness’ after small meals, belching, indigestion, heartburn, acidic taste in mouth.
This pain is usually felt in the middle of the abdomen or even cause gastrointestinal chest pain.