Infant formula for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

  • C J W Owens Stellenbosch University
  • I L Labuschagne Stellenbosch University
  • M J Lombard Stellenbosch University
Keywords: gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, infant formula, thickened feeding

Abstract

Thickened infant formula is widely used as a first-line treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) in infants. The use thereof remains controversial, and conflicting evidence exists with regards to its efficiency. The safety of anti-reflux formula has been proven, with only a few adverse effects reported, making it safe for infants with mild symptoms of reflux.

Author Biographies

C J W Owens, Stellenbosch University
BScDietetics Nutrition Information Centre Stellenbosch University
I L Labuschagne, Stellenbosch University
BScDietetics Nutrition Information Centre Stellenbosch University
M J Lombard, Stellenbosch University
PhD Nutrition Information Centre Stellenbosch University
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