Parents may be using reflux (spit-up), and irritability (crying) to identify GERD or acid reflux in their otherwise healthy babies. Since medication is used to treat GERD in adults, parents may think their baby needs medication to address these issues.1
Gastroesophageal Reflux occurs in more than 2/3rd of otherwise healthy infants and is the topic of discussion of pediatricians in ¼ of all routine 6 month infant visits. In this video, Dr Gold will review best practices for Gastroesophageal Reflux, specifically AAP clinical report regarding GER / GERD and NASPGHAN/ESPGHAN recommendations for infants with recurrent regurgitation and vomiting.
**Benjamin D. Gold, MD, FACG**
Hepatology, and Nutrition
GI Care for Kids, LLC
Children’s Center for Digestive healthcare, LLC
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