Spitting Up Not Always Acid Reflux Disease

Your baby spitting up after every meal can be scary. But it’s not necessarily a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or that your baby needs testing, medications or other therapies, advises new guidelines from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology. Concerned parents may think their baby has GERD if he regurgitates regularly after … Read More

Tummy Pain or IBS: Know the Difference

It can be difficult to know the difference between a regular stomach ache and something you should talk about with your  doctor. Repeated stomach issues could be a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Read this brief Q&A to learn more. Q: I’m having digestive issues. Could it be irritable bowel syndrome? A: Irritable bowel … Read More

Does My Baby or Toddler Have Constipation?

It’s a common problem but can be hard to spot: constipation in babies or very young children. Lori Mahajan, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, says that up to 30 percent of children at some point in childhood will experience constipation. Symptoms of constipation can be hard to spot, but here’s what … Read More