Materials and methods. Guidelines and expert recommendations were reviewed.
Results. FGIDs are a frequent cause of parental concern and consequent impaired infants and relatives’ quality of life, and impose a financial burden to health care, insurance and families. Therefore, the first management of these FGIDs should focus on improving both infants symptoms and family quality of life. If more than parental reassurance is needed, available evidence suggests that nutritional advice is recommended as it is effective and most of the time devoid of adverse effects.
Conclusion. The role of healthcare providers in reassuring parents and proposing the correct behavior and nutritional intervention, avoiding inappropriate use of medication, is essential in the management of FGIDs.
Key words: constipation, functional gastrointestinal disorder, infant, infantile colic, nutrition, regurgitation, reflux.
About the Author
1 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium;
2 Department of Pediatrics, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
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