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A 31-year-old member asked:

Both my children were born with gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly called gerd. is this genetic?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Reflux is universal: For a baby to burp (like you want) it refluxes air from the stomach. A wet burp is the same event with a little added.All babies reflux to some degree & their flat position to rest aggravates the process.Some babies become agitated after a while from the stomach acids that accompany the reflux events & improve with treatment. We don't label reflux a disease unless the kid has life altering sx.
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