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ERIC Number: EJ773826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
The Mystery and Misery of Acid Reflux in Children
Davenport, Mike; Davenport, Tracy
Exceptional Parent, v36 n11 p59-62 Nov 2006
When a child is sick, parents want answers. They want to know what is wrong, what they can do, and how to get their child healthy--pronto. Regrettably, there are some puzzling illnesses affecting children that are surrounded by mystery. One of them is gastroesophageal reflux (GER), otherwise known as acid reflux--or "reflux" for short. Reflux usually strikes children in the first month after birth--a time when parents are just starting to get their feet on the ground. It is estimated that of the approximately eight million babies born in the U.S. each year, as many as 20%, suffer from reflux, and babies who have developmental or neurological disabilities are more likely to suffer from gastroesophageal reflux than are babies who are neurologically normal. In this article, the authors talk about reflux, how to tell if it is reflux, and what to do if a baby or child suffers from reflux.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
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