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GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is the upward movement of stomach content, including acid, into the esophagus and sometimes into or out of the mouth. Common symptoms of GERD in children include colic, feeding problems, poor growth, frequent vomiting or coughing, heartburn, regurgitation, recurrent wheezing, pneumonia, choking, or gagging. Treatment may involve elevating the child's bed, keeping the child upright after eating, limiting foods that seem to make the reflux worse, encouraging your child to exercise, and serving several small meals a day.

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Terms related to GERD in Infants and Children:

  • Acid Reflux in Infants and Children
  • Children and Acid Reflux
  • Children and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Children and GERD
  • GER in Infants
  • Heartburn in Infants and Children
  • Infants and Acid Reflux
  • Infants and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Infants and GERD
  • Spitting Up in Infants
  • Wet Burps in Infants