Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when the stomach contents pass 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