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2013-10-22 10:25:49

Bottle feeding appears to increase the risk infants will develop hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS), a form of stomach obstruction, and that risk seems to be magnified when mothers are older and have had more than one child, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. HPS typically occurs during an infant's first two months of life and surgery is needed to correct the obstruction, which occurs because of a thickening of the smooth muscle layer of the...

2010-06-15 16:22:01

In a study that includes nearly 2 million children born in Denmark, researchers have found that there is a higher rate of occurrence of the digestive tract disorder pyloric stenosis among twins and siblings, suggesting that this is a genetic and inherited disorder, according to the report in the June 16 issue of JAMA. Pyloric stenosis is a severe and potentially fatal condition in which apparently healthy in­fants, typically 2 to 8 weeks old, develop an inability to pass...


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