A controlled, prospective comparison of the use of the infant seat versus prone, head-elevated positioning in a harness was undertaken in 15 infants with gastroesophageal reflux. pH monitoring of the distal esophagus demonstrated less reflux in the harness than in the seat (P<0.001) during 19 pairs of two-hour postprandial trials. This difference was the result of both fewer episodes (P<0.001) and briefer episodes (P<0.05). Prone-elevated positioning in the harness described is superior to positioning in an infant seat in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux in infants younger than 6 months.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health