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Management of Infantile Regurgitation

The passage of refluxed contents into the pharynx or mouth, or from the mouth.1

  • 20% of all infants experience troublesome regurgitation described as ≥4 episodes/day for ≥2 weeks, in infants >3 weeks and <6 months old, as described by parents1
  • Between 3% - 29% of infants experience regurgitation worldwide2

Symptoms of regurgitation include:1

  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Irritability / fussiness
  • Excessive crying
  • Coughing fits
  • Failure to thrive
  • Arching

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Fig. 4. Management of regurgitation.

GERD: gastroesophageal reflux disease; eHF: Extensively hydrolysed formula; GI: gastronenterologist.