Management of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in infants - Prof. S. Salvatore
Parallel to the ESPGHAN 2019 congress held on June 5-8th in Glasgow (UK), more than 170 pediatricians from 25 countries gathered on June 6th for our Novalac symposium. During this event, Prof. Silvia Salvatore from the department of Pediatrics (University of Insubria, Varese, Italy), delivered a presentation related to the management of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in infants.
"Why do we have so many FGIDs in infants?
As demonstrated in the biopsychosocial model, many factors can interfere with baby wellness. Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) result from the complex interaction between biological and psychosocial factors. They come from genetics in addition to environmental factors such as early life events (antibiotic use, infection, inflammation, allergies, etc.), family coping style, family stress… Knowing these factors will help managing these FGIDs.”