Title: Parental reassurance and nutritional advice help to optimise the management of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in infants
Regurgitation, infantile colic and functional constipation are common functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) during infancy, cause frequent parental concerns and heavy personal and economic costs for families and public healthcare systems.
A literature review was carried out to evaluate the impact of these common FGIDs on infants and their families, and provide an overview of national and international guidelines and peer-reviewed expert recommendations on their management.
By providing complete and updated parental education, reassurance and nutritional advice, healthcare professionals can optimise the management of FGIDs and related symptoms and reduce the inappropriate use of medication or dietary interventions.
This infographic is based on the review paper, emphasising that the first-line management of these common FGIDs should be parental education, reassurance and nutritional advice, including continued breastfeeding. Drug treatment is seldom required, with the exception of functional constipation.
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The other infographic that is related to this topic: Nutrition First for the management of FGIDs in infants: key take-outs from the recommendations