How The Baby Reflux Lady's Survival Guide Cured My Baby's Reflux: Kathii's Story

ow I Cured My Baby's Reflux with The Baby Reflux Lady's Survival Guide


The Baby Reflux Lady's Survival Guide was written to be just that - a survival guide which will get you through the hell that is reflux and see you free out the other side! Here's what one reader had to say. Kathii Hodge describes here how reading the book helped her to "cure" her baby's reflux.


Kathii's Story

"My son H is 12 weeks old. he has been unsettled with reflux all this time, and it has been the hardest journey I have ever been on; it's tested my relationship with my husband and robbed us of enjoying the "newborn days.

I knew something wasn't right with Harrison when he just didn't sleep and kept being sick. I took him to the doctor, and I was told he had reflux.

I only knew about reflux because I had searched H's symptoms. Gaviscon was prescribed. He didn't really seem any different, but thought it was early days. I was giving Infacol, too, but was told by a friend not to use both together, so I used gripe water instead. This didn't help, so I asked my health visitor if I could use it and was advised it was fine. But His reflux was so bad that I wasn't convinced, so I took him off Infacol.


Then came his vaccinations...

After vaccinations, a couple of days later, H was crying so much he wouldn't feed or sleep, and we ended up in hospital. The doctor said, "It's just his reflux; he needs some sleep"

But I wasn't happy, and H didn't seem any better, so I took him back to the Dr, and this one said, "The problem is that you care too much as parents. He'll grow out of it. Just leave him in another room to cry". I wasn't happy about this and begged her that something be done. She reluctantly gave us Ranitidine.


Our experience with Ranitidine

So, Ranitidine was awful. There was diarrhoea at every nappy change. So, I stopped giving it com returned to the Dr.. This one asked me, "What do you want us to do?" So, I asked her to refer us to Bupa. She consulted with another Dr and said, "What we think is there's nothing wrong with H; it's in your head, so we are going to refer you to a psychologist". I walked out in tears.

No one would help me, and I started to think my little boy would be better cared for by someone who knew what they were doing and was stronger than me.

Then, a friend of mine handed me the Reflux Baby Lady's Survival Guide...and I read it.


Amazing; a positive approach from someone who has lived this nightmare.

So I got H's tongue snipped, took him for cranial osteopathy, saw a paediatrician, had a session with a breastfeeding advisor, stopped eating nuts (a packet of chocolate almonds a day), started taking probiotics and really worked hard on helping my little one to sleep. All in the last week. 

And it's been really hard. I've cried in a room away from H when his dad comes home every day thinking I'm not strong enough, but we are coming out the other side now.

He's sick hardly at all. He sleeps during the day, he is discovering the world with his newfound freedom of his mouth, and he is a lot calmer. We are now on a better journey to solving the reflux.

I now truly believe in treating the cause, not the symptoms. It's working for us.

And to my friend who handed me the book and Áine Homer for writing it, I can't thank you enough."

Thank you so much to Kathii for sharing her experience!


Are you ready for the help you and your baby really need?

You can find the book Kathii spoke about here:

The Baby Reflux Lady's Survival Guide.


For the fastest support, in the 'Reflux Free Baby' Workshop, I walk you through all the symptoms you need to observe and record for your baby, what they mean, and how to use them as clues. The course is suitable for both bottle-feeding and breastfed babies who are suffering from baby reflux.

I tell you what the clues mean individually and when they occur with other groups of symptoms. 

And this leads us to be able to say what is causing each baby's reflux with much more confidence. 

Based on this, I tell you what specific action to take for them.

To get your baby free from their reflux as quickly as possible, sign up now. You will have your answer within an hour.

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