More than half of infants have at least one functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID) or related symptoms such as regurgitation, infantile colic and constipation during the first year of life.
FGIDs are benign conditions, often without obvious cause and usually resolve in the first year after birth. However, they can be extremely distressing for both the infant and parents.
Healthcare professionals are in a key position to provide parents with information and support to help them understand and manage GI symptoms of their baby. Guidelines recommend parental education and reassurance together with nutritional advice as the first-line management for common gastrointestinal problems.
Here you can learn about the latest thinking in diagnosis and nutritional management of functional gastrointestinal disorders. We also explore the role of ingredients that influence gut health such as prebiotics and postbiotics.