Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a common situation in infants, in uncomplicated cases it is considered physiological. In order to reduce the frequency of GER and improve symptoms as crying, pain and weight loss, thickened formulas have been proposed. We have therefore searched for scientific evidences in support of this kind of prescription for GER. An analysis of scientific literature shows that there are no evidences regarding this kind of therapy for newborns, otherwise in infants data show a significant reduction both of frequency and dimension of reflux. In conclusion thickened formulas can be prescribe when parents' reassurance seem to fail.
|Translated title of the contribution||Thickened formulas in infants with GER: Are there really (un)-useful?|
|Title of host publication||Quaderni ACP|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health