Infant GORD guidelines not good enough

GPs feel they lack high-level evidence-based guidelines for managing infants with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

Responses from a sample of 400 GPs also suggest many are in doubt about treating symptoms with medication and confused by the terms GORD and gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR).

Parental assurance and education, infant positioning, feeding modifications and checks for allergies were the most common GP responses to GOR, and most had drawn on empirical trials of acid suppression medication to diagnose GORD.

About 15% of GPs