What conservative measures are used in treating pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Updated: Mar 14, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Conservative measures in treating children with gastroesophageal reflux include the following [1] :

  • Providing small, frequent feeds thickened with cereal

  • Upright positioning after feeding

  • Elevating the head of the bed

  • Prone positioning (infants >6 months)


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