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Postnatal Depression Saved My Life

If I was to write to myself 10-years ago, I honestly don’t know what I would say.

In terms of the facts of life that would unfold, it would go along the lines:  

“You’re going to have a baby, hate being mum, feel a complete failure at it, develop postnatal depression that lasts for 3 years.

But it’s okay, you’re going to be grand...eventually.

Actually,...

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Baby Is Gaining Weight So Doesn't Have Reflux

It really is time to call time on so many myths about reflux, colic and food allergies in babies.

I believe that these myths are more doing far more harm than good. They let the medics off the hook for treating babies properly, they allow longer term suffering to continue and they completely ignore the knock-on effects to a mothers mental health, the emotional health of her partner and the...

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H is for Histamine Sensitivity (not Intolerance)

Histamines. Something we are starting to hear more and more about in relation to reflux.

I was first confused as to why some babies with reflux were being prescribed piraton, citrizine and ketotifen. All these medications are anti-histamines of one sort or another, and I could not figure out why they were being prescribed to help babies with reflux.

When I spoke to my local friendly pharmacist,...

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The Cause of Reflux

Reflux has a cause you say?

Isn't it just something that some babies have and they will grow out if it?

Have you been told that "reflux is normal"?

 


I'm here to tell you something different. Very different. The complete opposite in fact.

Reflux is not a disease. (despite it's name).

Reflux is not normal, it is common. These are not the same thing.

Reflux can be resolved (I prefer to use...

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Reflux & Baby's Immature Digestive System

Do you accept that your baby is born immature?

I mean, they cannot walk, they cannot talk, they can't even see properly at first. And it take quite some time for these skills, and others to develop. 

Right?

And we accept that the invisible stuff is also immature - like their emotional development, their bone structure, their muscle control and much more...

Right?

So why then, do we assume...

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Reflux & Romance, Can they Co Exist?

I know I really couldn’t give a toss about romance and love when I was buried deep under vomit and diagnoses of colic, reflux and post natal depression.

 

Yet our partners are there.

 

They are standing by.

 

In my case, my hubby was the outlet for my frustration, my anger, my inner feelings of failure at motherhood.

 

He was my safety net and he got it...

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Reflux Symptoms

important posts reflux Feb 01, 2019

When we google symptoms for reflux there are so many lists that appear.

The trouble with these lists is that they do not make the differentiation that reflux itself, is a symptom.

I believe, 100%, that when we look for the cause of the reflux, that we can address this specifically, and resolve baby's pain. Additionally, when we have read the symptoms properly, taking the action that...

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How Doctors Are Causing Post Natal Depression in Mums of Babies with Reflux

Uncategorized Jan 03, 2019

It might seem harsh, but it is true.

 

I've been told countless stories of mums with post natal depression (PND) who's baby has reflux. Here are a few story excerpts that have been shared with me:

 

"Even though I’m a midwife I was unprepared for the impact of colic and sleep problems. There seems to be a lot of sympathy out there but not a lot of practical help"

 

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RE1: Genetics & Reflux

Uncategorized Dec 21, 2018

The first 2 elements in the reflux equation are genetics. Those of both mum and dad. If you don't know already, then reflux is a symptom. And as such it has a cause. {read this link for the causes of reflux}

 

So how do genetics play their part?

 

From a gene point of view, the most interesting one is the MTHFR (no - not shorthand for mother-f****r although it can be cathartic to...

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The Reflux Equation: What Causes Reflux?

important posts Dec 17, 2018

So the Reflux Equation.

Yip. I have to admit it, I was proud of myself when I came up with this one! I don't know what maths you did in school and honestly I cannot remember what I did either, I just know that somewhere in the 20-ish years of education (could have been uni!) I learned how to express one thing as a function of others.

 

I do remember the National Income...

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