Posted On Nov 21 2009 by

As food or milk is digesting, the LES opens. It lets the stomach contents go back up to the esophagus. Sometimes the stomach contents go all the way up the esophagus. Then the baby or child vomits. In other cases, the stomach contents only go part of the way up the esophagus. If you have acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you may spend mealtimes avoiding certain foods and drinks. These conditions cause stomach acid to leak back into the esophagus. GERD, also known as acid reflux, is an acronym that stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is a …