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What are the symptoms of GERD in infants and children?

Related Topics: Heartburn, Infant
 

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The most common symptoms of reflux in kids are:

  • Frequent or recurrent vomiting.
  • Frequent or persistent cough.
  • Refusing to eat or difficulty eating (choking or gagging with feeding).
  • Crying with feeding.
  • Heartburn, gas, or abdominal pain.

Many other symptoms are sometimes blamed on gastroesophageal reflux, but much of the time, we really aren't sure whether reflux actually causes them. Other problems seen in young children and infants that may be blamed on gastroesophageal reflux include:

  • Colic
  • Poor growth
  • Breathing problems
  • Recurrent pneumonia

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