Hi- can anyone help me? I know that having lowered stomach acid can affect nutrient absorption, esp. B vitamins, because they depend on the Hcl in the stomach for proper digestion and absorption. Does anyone know of a link or article describing this phenomenon when zantac is given to infants. Most mainstream health sites and pediatricians just say it's fine, with no side effects. And some far-out natural health sites write as if it is completely ruinous to a baby's health and will destroy their immune system and gut.
Does anyone know of any more balanced pieces on how temporarily altering a baby's acid level to aid reflux could affect his/her nutrition? Or how long one would need to keep the baby on the meds before any undesirable effects are seen?