The most common symptoms of reflux in babies are frequent or recurrent vomiting. Frequent or persistent cough or wheezing. Refusing to eat or difficulty eating (choking or gagging with feeding. For babies that are having acid reflux - what you can do do is hold them in a side cradle and place two fingers under their ribs. Put a little pressure and slowly pull down towards the belly button. What this does is help move the stomach and esophagus down so the acid isn't going up into the esophagus as much.