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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Children

About Your Child's Care and Condition

When your baby spits up excessively after feeding, or your child complains of pain after eating, it could be gastroesophageal reflux disease, otherwise known as GERD. Our pediatric gastroenterology specialists know the ins and outs of GERD. With the right treatment, your child will get relief and avoid long-term health problems.

When the acidic contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus, this is called gastroesophageal reflux disease. Anyone, including infants and children, can have GERD. In infants, GERD can cause vomiting and fussiness after feeding. Older kids and teens may have symptoms such as heartburn and stomach and chest discomfort.