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In Focus - Baby health: digestion

To help you feel confident advising on FGIDs, FSMPs and when to refer to the pharmacist.

Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) can be defined as conditions where the gastrointestinal system is not working properly, but there is no physical or biochemical cause. X-rays, blood tests and endoscopies will all come back as normal. Although FGIDs are not psychological, they can be made worse by stress.1

After reading this module you will be able to:

  • List some common functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in babies
  • Feel confident advising on FGIDs and know when to refer certain queries to the pharmacist
  • Understand what foods for special medical purposes (FSMPs) are.
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