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Gord is gastro-oesophageal reflux disease that covers a host of early infantile complaints and is often blamed for colicky behaviour. All babies reflux, burping, winding, positing are normal; it becomes an issue when it:

  • Causes severe heartburn pain
  • Compromises feeding and growth
  • Aspiration into the lungs occur and cause ALTE (acute life-threatening episodes)

Emphasis on feeding techniques, winding, sleeping position and milk should preclude any medical intervention. There are too many children on unnecessary antacids, leading to gut dysmotility; infection risks and more. These medications should be reserved for the most severe reflux cases, and treatment should show a dramatic change in symptoms.

Gord Condition