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How to manage postpartum heartburn

 This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.

So much has changed physically for me since I had my last baby a little over a year ago. Obviously, my body is different, but I was expecting that.

The one thing I wasn’t expecting was postpartum heartburn. All of a sudden, I started reacting differently to some of my favorite foods. 

Frequent heartburn and indigestion wasn’t something that I ever dealt with before my son was born, but since he’s been here, oh boy!

What Does Postpartum Heartburn Feel Like?

Postpartum heartburn is different. I’m not even talking about experiencing the type of heartburn that comes with eating junk food like pizza or tacos. It feels like: 

  • Chest pains that get worse when you lay down
  • The feeling of a bubble behind your chest bones
  • A full feeling that sits in the middle of your chest down to your stomach

Believe it or not, I get this feeling when I eat vegetables the most.

It could have something to do with the fact that I love my veggies sautéed with lots of olive oil and garlic, but still, it’s healthy!

Since I can’t cut vegetables out of my diet, and I’m not willing to get rid of garlic, I had to figure out a solution.

Thankfully, I’ve found a heartburn tablet to help combat my symptoms which allows me to enjoy my favorite greens.

postpartum heartburn

You know what, though? I never knew how expensive it could be to buy heartburn medication, especially if you need to keep it on hand at all times.

When I first started taking it, I would purchase name brands because that’s all I knew.

I didn’t realize the store brand options were a good, affordable alternative.

Affordable Heartburn Medicine for Postpartum Heartburn

I was looking for a heartburn medication that was more affordable and convenient, so I purchased Equate Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets (Omeprazole ODT) at Walmart.

Not only is it convenient to pick up since I’m at Walmart at least twice a week, it was also a lot more affordable.

postpartum heartburn

Equate Omeprazole ODT is an orally disintegrating tablet that you don’t have to have water to take.

For best consumption experience, allow tablet to dissolve on your tongue.

Do not chew Omeprazole ODT tablets or dissolve in liquid.

If you experience frequent heartburn, take the tablets for a few days and you’ll start to feel the effects.

I keep a few of the tablets in my purse, in my nightstand, and in the kitchen. I don’t have an excuse for not completing a full treatment. 

Once you’ve really gone through the discomfort of heartburn like I have, you’ll want to make sure you’re covering all bases!

A treatment consists of 1 dose every 24 hours for 14 days.

It’s not hard to complete because Equate Omeprazole ODT has a pleasant strawberry flavor that melts easily on your tongue.

If you find you need to take it more than 14 days or more frequently than every 4 months, you’ll want to check in with your doctor.

postpartum heartburn

So yeah. A lot has changed since my son was born.

Learning how to manage postpartum heartburn has been interesting to say the least. I’m just glad that heartburn isn’t a problem that I have to deal with anymore.

Now if I could just figure out how to cure these sleepless nights, I’d be golden!

1. Use as directed for 14 days to treat frequent heartburn (occurring 2 or more days a week). May take 1-4 days for full effect. Not intended for immediate relief.

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Taking Care Of Your Postpartum Body
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Friday 7th of October 2022

Did your heartburn go away after taking it for 14 days? The doctor had me on it for a month and now on esomeperazole for another month.


Monday 10th of October 2022

Mine did! I felt relief within a few days.

Tomika B

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

These are the things that no one prepares you for. I love that Walmart has cheaper prices to make it easier.