What Is Acid Reflux Disease?

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Acid reflux is one thing. Yes all babies reflux (spit up), typically in the first year of life. That's called GER (gastro-esophageal reflux - not a disease). But when the reflux is continuous over "time" and starts to cause pain and other symptoms, that's when baby reflux turns into a condition called GERD.

The clinical description of GERD is when 4 or more symptoms lasting longer then 4 weeks and are affecting quality of life and/or causing pain. GERD can also branch out into several conditions.

This pH diary will help you keep track of the acidity in your child's spit up and show you any progression in lower or higher acid levels. This diary is meant to be used with the pH Testing kit and can be a great, non-evasive way of finding out how your child is reacting to foods and diet as well as responding to any treatments you may be providing! It's a great tool in getting the results you want from your child's treatment plan.

Other great articles are listed here that can help you understand what is acid reflux disease.

GERD Symptoms

Infant GERD Symptoms vary from mild and sporadic to more moderate reflux causing back arching, constant spit up or vomiting, feeding issues and sleeping issues. Although when these symptoms are happening they don't seem moderate. We understand and don't diminish how difficult it is to watch your baby suffer.

More severe symptoms are gagging, choking, ear - nose - throat infections, failure to thrive, or even failure to breath. In fact the number two cause of SIDS is infant reflux disease. We've shared CeCi's story because we know how serious reflux is and don't believe that you should wait till your child outgrows it.

Treatment Options

  1. Fill out infant acid reflux questionnaire. This gets sent infant GERD specialty team and will be responded to within 24 hours with an abundance of information and choices to treat your baby.
  2. Connect with one of our doctors or infant GERD specialists in an online telemed appointment.
  3. Learn about medication options for treatment and what Marci Kids dosing is all about in this video.
  4. Review the treatment options page so you can make an informed decision on next steps.
  5.  Email us and we can help answer any questions you have right now!