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The Reflux Blog

How would it feel to know what’s going on with your baby so you can provide the relief they need?

Read The Reflux Blog to bust the myths surrounding baby reflux, learn all about the things the doctors aren’t telling you and discover how to overcome baby reflux, for good. 

Baby's Digestive System & Reflux

Uncategorized Nov 26, 2018

 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......

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Reflux, Tongue-Tie and the Ongoing Injustice to Children

Uncategorized Oct 31, 2018
This post was first published on birthing4pros.com

 

Infant reflux is not a disease. It is a symptom. 

 

Always.

 

Because it is a symptom, it has a cause. Figure out that cause, resolve the reflux.


It is as simple as that.

Except it is not just that simple.

The world believes that the cause of reflux in babies is a weak sphincter muscle, allowing stomach acid...

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The Funny Side of Baby Reflux

Uncategorized Sep 30, 2018

Reflux is a fricking hard thing to deal with. We feel that we are being laughed at, being mocked, being ridiculed for the “over care” and “excess attention” we give our babies. We do not give them “over” anything. They get the support that they need. They get the love that they need. And they get absolutely everything from us, and it still doesn’t...

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The Cause of Colic

I don't believe in "colic".

I believe that babies are crying, that babies are distressed, that babies need our help and support. 

I fundamentally disagree with the definition that a colicky baby is crying for no reason. 

Equally, I think Purple Crying is another useless term.

In fact, I believe that both colic and purple crying are phrases coined to allow the medical profession to...

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G is for Gastro Oesphageal Reflux

Uncategorized Aug 27, 2018

Gastro Oesphageal Reflux, what is it? In its simplest and most basic of forms...

Let’s break it down into its simplest components – 

Gastro means stomach,

Oesphageal is into the oesophagus

And reflux is involuntary regurgitation

It is simple - when something moves from the stomach into the oesophagus, a GOR event has occurred.

 

This process is completely...

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F is for Food

Uncategorized Jul 31, 2018

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...

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E is for Elimination Diets

Uncategorized Jun 30, 2018

The trauma of reflux can be unbearable. And if you're breastfeeding, you may have been told that your milk could be causing the problem.

 

I'm call bullsh!t on this.

 

And if you haven't heard this, then perhaps you've been recommended to try an elimination diet. And it still hasn't worked. 

 

Some people swear by the Dr Sears Total Elimination Diet and others are...

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D is for Dad

Uncategorized Jun 24, 2018

Let us not forget the dads, husbands and partners (male and female) in families where baby has reflux.

 

 

It is vital that we remember. It is vital that we acknowledge.

I have no idea what it feels like experience complete and total rejection from the one you love more than anything else in this universe. The life that you have created with your partner.

For my husband, my oak...

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C is for Constipation

Uncategorized May 29, 2018

Constipation in babies is a real problem yet it shouldn’t be.

It’s a very simple equation. The body needs a careful balance of fluid to function properly. And when baby’s food and milk have ingredients that absorb more fluid from baby’s body than baby has to give, it dries out their gut and so stools are hard and difficult to pass. 

 

The way to resolve this is...

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B is for Breastfeeding

Uncategorized May 09, 2018

Breast milk is magic. Totally. And when it comes to babies who suffer with reflux, it is generally the best option. For 8% of babies, their reflux only started with the switch to formula milk. 

One of the greatest struggles of parents of babies with reflux is finding the right or best milk.  This is because there are ingredients in most formulas milks that baby’s immature...

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