54% of babies experience flares with the introduction of food.
Do you know why?
Because their digestive system is still immature and simply put, cannot breakdown the foods they are eating.
In practice, this means that foods irritate baby's naturally immature digestive system.
Do you believe me when I tell you that your baby is born immature?
Do you believe me when I say that their digestive system is immature too?
Do you believe me when I tell you that the mouth is the beginning of the digestive system?
Do you believe me when I say that the teeth are an intrinsic part of the digestive system?
Do you believe me when I say that your baby's teeth are the greatest asset we have in gauging the development of their digestive maturity?
Does it make sense that a baby without premolars has a digestive system that cannot cope with foods that need grinding?
Does it make sense that a baby with some teeth can digest a moderately complex diet?
Do you believe me that food can ferment in the gut if it's not digested?
Do you know that gas is a by-product of fermented food?
So what can you do about it?
Understand them a little more. In this video (part of my ecourse Reflux-Free Baby) I explain the state of maturity of your baby’s gut.
You can help your baby by changing the foods they eat. Give them foods that support their digestive system rather than hinder it. Foods that are high in good quality fats and low in complex carbohydrates and complex proteins. Foods that are easy to digest and will not ferment in their gut. Foods that contribute positively to their growth and development. Foods like avocados and olives.
Do you know that your baby has a much greater ability to digest fats than any other macro nutrient?
Did you know that good quality fats are an essential part of your baby's diet for brain growth and development?
Did you know that your baby gets more than twice the amount of energy from a gram of fats than from a gram of carbohydrate or protein?
What else do you not know (yet) that you might need to know to support your baby and free them from their reflux?
Food is the greatest asset you have in the fight against reflux once your baby starts on solids. This topic is quite deep and extensive, hence I wrote a book. I've also created an e-course designed to give you the answers to help your baby's reflux. It's in beta testing at the moment and I'm looking for families to test it at 50% off.