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15 Aug 2007

Gaviscon for milk allergy
Hi, my sister in law gives her four month old baby Gaviscon because he has reflux caused by milk allergy. Her GP prescribed this treatment. Is this treatment correct? Shouldn’t she just try a different baby milk?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Sister-in-Law
Generally reflux is caused by an immature digestive system in small babies. Gaviscon is indicated for the treatment of reflux to protect the stomach and oesophagus against damage that can be caused by stomach acid pushing up in the gi tract. If the baby has been diagnosed with a milk allergy then a change in formula would be indicated. Your sister-in-law should discuss the milk allergy with the gp or a paediatrician.
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DietDoc
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