Infant Feeding Disorders

How Does Thickened Formula Affect Reflux in Infants?
How Does Thickened Formula Affect Reflux in Infants? 1024 683 Mary Bates, PhD

Infants in the neonatal intensive care unit with suspected gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are often fed formula with added rice cereal or other thickeners, despite limited evidence of its efficacy or long-term consequences. Additionally, the consequences of thickened feeds are not well-studied, says Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD, a principal investigator at the Center for Perinatal Research…