Positioning for prevention of infant gastroesophageal reflux

Susan R. Orenstein*, Peter F. Whitington

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-537
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Volume103
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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