Acid reflux

Reflux in Children

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs when stomach contents reflux into the esophagus during or after a meal. This condition is common in healthy infants, with more than half experiencing reflux in the first 3 months of life. The symptoms include spitting up, vomiting, irritability, and poor feeding. The treatment for reflux depends on the symptoms and age of the infant, and can range from feeding changes to medication. Infants with GER should be burped after feedings and held upright for 30 minutes. The condition often resolves by itself and infants usually outgrow reflux by 1 or 2 years of age.