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Are Too Many Babies Getting Acid Reflux Drugs?

Pediatrician Suggests Many Healthy Infants Are Prescribed GERD Drugs Unnecessarily

Spitting Up in Babies continued...

If colic is a concern, infants usually outgrow it in their first three to four months of life. And "there is no proof that unexplained crying in otherwise healthy infants is caused by pain in the abdomen or any other body part," Hassall writes in his commentary.

"The use of acid-suppressing medications in infants should be reserved for those children for whom behavioral methods and changes in formula don't work," Israel tells WebMD. And when those drugs are tried, she'll begin with a two-week trial to see if it calms a baby down.

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