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Do digestive diseases affect children differently than adults?

Very young children, especially newborns, are very susceptible to dehydration as a complication of vomiting. Most infants, including healthy babies, have gastroesophageal reflux from time to time. Spitting or burping up food or fluid is only a concern if it causes breathing or feeding problems, inflames the esophagus, or continues into childhood.

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