Infant reflux and regurgitation are considered normal physiological processes that occur regularly in healthy infants
Factors contributing to reflux and regurgitation include3:
GPs, Pharmacists, Health Visitors and Dietitians can help to manage reflux with nutrition and reduce financial burden on the NHS. As reflux usually improves spontaneously within the first year of life, the main goal of management is to await this resolution while providing parental reassurance and symptom relief10.
Nutritional management should focus on5:
For an easy to use NICE guidelines reminder, download our ASTAR NICE infographic here.
NICE recommends to trial a thickened formula5 when reflux does not resolve through practical advice and reduction of volumes in formula-fed infants.
Aptamil Anti-Reflux and Cow & Gate Instant Carobel reduce regurgitation episodes by up to 78%9.
No prescription required for Aptamil Anti-Reflux, available over the counter. Aptamil Anti-Reflux contains postbiotics and prebiotics to stimulate healthy gut microbiota, immune functioning and development11,12.
Cow & Gate Instant Carobel is a prescribable thickening agent which can be used to thicken formula or breastmilk.
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