At MNGI Digestive Health, we know that August is a month filled with joy and new beginnings for many families across America, as it boasts the highest birth rate in most years.1 As these bundles of joy make their debut, MNGI is here to ensure that these babies and their families enjoy a healthy and happy start.
You may be surprised to learn that Acid Reflux, commonly referred to as gastroesophageal reflux or GER, is a relatively common occurrence in babies under the age of 2. And while it’s completely normal for infants to experience some degree of spitting up in their first three months of life, most babies tend to outgrow this habit by the time they reach 12 to 14 months.
While it’s essential to remember that not all cases are the same, it’s possible for GER to progress into a more concerning condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. A few signs that your baby may have GERD is if the reflux persists past the age of 12 to 14 months, if the baby’s symptoms prevent him or her from feeding, or if your child has GER more than 2 times a week for several months.
It’s important to note that GER and GERD can vary in severity, and not every baby will experience the same symptoms. If you have concerns about your baby’s digestive health or suspect GERD, don’t hesitate to call MNGI Digestive Health or request an appointment through our website. Early detection and appropriate management can make a significant difference in your child’s well-being.
- according to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.