How common is omphalocele?   A defect or hole that forms when the wall of the middle abdomen is developing, this defect occurs in about 2 out of every 10,000 live births and allows a developing baby’s organs to come outside the abdominal cavity.  Learn more here.

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Liver Transplantation

About 400–500 liver transplants (5%–8% of total liver transplants) are performed in children.  Learn why a child might need a liver transplant, how they are approved for the procedure, the risks, and life after transplant here.

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Sleep in GI

Are sleep problems and gastrointestinal problems related? Rest is important to help our bodies work properly. Too little sleep can make our bodies sick and can make it difficult to learn and grow. Kids who have poor sleep may experience gastrointestinal (GI) problems. This can include feeling belly pains or other symptoms. Learn more here.

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Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis Video

Watch our new video on the Treatment of EoE This video presents information about the current treatment options for Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). It does NOT address other types of food allergies or eosinophilic conditions beyond the esophagus. Always consult with your health care providers when making decisions about treatment.

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Visit our Updated IBD Resources Page

We are excited to announce the launch of our new and improved Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) information on the website! This project was a labor of love started a year ago by the NASPGHAN IBD Committee. This initiative was led by Brad Pasternak, MD and overseen by Jeremy Adler, MD. We want to extend

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Cantaloupes and Grapes


A FODMAP diet is a multi-step nutrition planning and learning process that can help people diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  Learn what FODMAP foods can trigger symptoms, how to test for and manage symptoms and learn if a FODMAP diet may be right for your child here.

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North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation
The NASPGHAN Council For Pediatric Nutrition Professionals