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Health Tip: Does Your Baby Have GERD?

Health Tip: Does Your Baby Have GERD?


(HealthDay News) -- Adults, children and even infants can have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

The Nemours Foundation mentions these common warning signs of GERD in infants:

  • Frequent vomiting, particularly after a feeding.
  • Wheezing or choking if reflux gets into the lungs or windpipe.
  • Wet hiccups or burps.
  • Spitting up that persists beyond the age of 1 year.
  • Fussiness or crying after feeding.
  • Eating small amounts.
  • Lack of weight gain.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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