Gastroesophageal reflux is a problem that plagues many infants and their caregivers. Most babies show no symptoms more serious than agitation and frequent regurgitation, and most cases resolve on their own by the time the child is 1 year old. Despite a paucity of well-controlled clinical trials, acid suppression medications are commonly prescribed for infants with GER. In a new paper, physician researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital review the data regarding acid suppressants for infants as well as new clinical practice guidelines for how and when to use these medications.
Read the whole story here: Acid Suppression Should Not Be the First Treatment for Infants with Reflux.