The Management of Reflux in the First Year
by Anke Tillman September 2015
Physiology (/ˌfɪziˈɒlədʒi/; from Ancient Greek φύσις (physis), meaning “nature, origin”, and -λογία (-logia), meaning “study of”) is the scientific study of the normal function in living systems. A sub-discipline of biology, its focus is in how organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and bio-molecules carry out the chemical or physical functions that exist in a living system. Wikipedia
I want to start with this definition and claim quite frankly, that newborn reflux is something totally physiological. It shouldn’t cause any suffering to babies though, but a lot of times it does, and then, of course, it needs to be adressed. But having to take action because of it in the first months of a babies life, is still is not something pathological. There are many possible reasons for this reflux, that we may consider normal.