On friday my daughter is going to the pediatrician
While she is normal weight she spits up a lot, she gets the hiccups several times a day, and she is in general extremely fussy. DH and I think she has reflux, what can the pediatrician do for it? What can we do to help her?
I bf, we don't consume much dairy, but we eat a lot of S. Asian foods that a heavily spiced (turmeric, garam masala, lots of chilies)
I would say it's your diet! Anything you eat goes directly into your breast milk so the baby is getting all those spices and may just be too sensitive. What's more important--your baby's comfort and digestion or your husband's issues? He can add whatever he wants to his food. He shouldn't be arguing with you about what's best for your baby!!!!
Spice has (contrary to a hundred and fifty years of belief-based advice) nothing at all to do with acid reflux (which is probably what your ped will 'diagnose' and prescribe a powerful drug to 'treat' without bothering to do the necessary biopsy to see if it's necessary).
Lots of kids spit up a lot, and hiccoughs are normal in young babies. It probably has nothing at all to do with your diet.