Functional gastrointestinal issues are common in infancy1. For example, around 30% of infants below one year of age will experience regurgitation1. This can be a distressing and confusing time for parents, who may not be confident in what to change or adapt to help their baby keep down their feed.
For first-line management of breast-fed infants who present with frequent regurgitation and marked distress, NICE recommends a breastfeeding assessment is carried out by a person with appropriate expertise or training.
For formula-fed infants NICE have developed a stepped-care approach2: