When I started practice almost three decades now as I write this, gastroesophageal reflux, though known, was treated much less often than it is now. Commonly called GE Reflux, or GERD, or just reflux, it often starts in young babies who start by spitting up a little at first. Gradually, or sometimes not so gradually, the spitting worsens.
One of the most common questions I ask mothers is about changing clothes. Typically children who are spitters will not only require three or more changes of attire per day, it is also usual in even moderate cases for mothers to themselves redress one or more times a day. Continue reading