Jim Byard's Health Beat
Not All Infants Reflux is Disease

4/29/2013

If your baby is battling acid reflux, it doesn't necessarily mean they have acid reflux disease. A New list of recommendations hopes to help doctors better diagnose gastroesophageal reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease. the guidelines first call for changing behaviors of feeding patterns. Medications are only to be used if there are complications like pneumonia or poor weight gain. The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology says recommendations will help avoid treatments the baby may not need. The guidelines are published in the journal "Pediatrics"


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