The swallowing of air, whether deliberately to stimulate belching, accidentally, or as an involuntary habit.
- The risk of gastric distension or aerophagia should also be minimized by the careful positioning of the infant.
- Evidence that application of pressure prevents gastric distension needs to be established, together with methods for early detection of aerophagia.
- Excessive crying or increased gas production from colon function can result in intraluminal gas formation and aerophagia.
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