Is cow's milk protein intolerance a cause of gastro-oesophageal reflux in infancy?J Paediatr Child Health 1994; 30(4):316-8JP
To test the hypothesis that cow's milk protein intolerance (CMPI) might cause or contribute to gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR), 10 of 14 infants with abnormal GOR on prolonged oesophageal pH monitoring who had failed to respond to conventional antireflux therapy were placed on a hypo-allergenic diet for 1 month. In no child was there significant improvement in pH monitoring indices, and only two showed any symptomatic improvement. Therefore, in these children, CMPI did not appear to contribute to GOR. It is probable that CMPI is rare as a cause of passive GOR, although our results do not exclude CMPI as a cause of active vomiting.