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Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs when the stomach contents reflux or go into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach), during or after a meal. Most infants with gastroesophageal reflux are happy and healthy even though they spit up or vomit. An infant with gastroesophageal reflux may experience:

  • Spitting
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing
  • Irritability
  • Poor feeding
  • Discomfort with feeding
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Last Updated: 03/2014