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Dr. Shruti Nathwani is a first time mum to 20 month old Jason who suffered with reflux as a newborn. She explains how to recognise signs and symptoms of reflux and when you should seek help from a healthcare professional.

Do all babies have reflux?

In order to answer this question, it is helpful to understand the mechanics of reflux. A baby’s digestive system is still maturing and therefore gastric contents containing acid can flow back

into the food pipe from the stomach. This is a common physiological event known as gastro- oesophageal reflux (GOR) and can occur in up to 40% of infants.

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