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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. 

A is for Aerophagia

Uncategorized Apr 17, 2018

Part of the Alphabet of Infant Reflux series, today we start at the beginning. And what a beginning.


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Aerophagia as the medical term for swallowing air, and can be a singular cause of reflux in babies.


It’s completely normal.


We all do it.



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Stirred, Not Shaken

I wonder why instructions for preparing infant formula milks say “shake”. 


No, actually, I do - that’s to make sure the powder is mixed properly. But

 surely you can just stir the formula properly with a sterile spoon?


You see, much of baby’s problems with reflux stem from them drinking too much air. And when you shake a bottle of milk,...

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I can "breastfeed my baby without medication and without feeling like I am poisoning him"

Uncategorized Mar 05, 2018

Thomas was 7 months old when his mum started working with me.  She was at her wits end, and had stopped trying to give Thomas solids because it was making his reflux so much worse.

Thomas’ ongoing suffering was unbearable, he would spit up a lot, vomit after feeds (which was often green or yellow), had choking spells and sleep apnoea.  He would literally stop...

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Social Media Makes Baby Reflux More Isolating

Uncategorized Feb 22, 2018

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc etc etc, could be making your life a lot worse than it needs to be. 

Don't get me wrong, I  facebook and am a recent member to the instagram family. However, some years ago I took a hiatus from facebook because it was ruining my life.


You see, with a reflux baby, with children who cannot eat the same as everyone else because of food...

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Infant Reflux – Are We Asking The Right Questions?

Uncategorized Feb 12, 2018

Reflux affects approximately 278,000 babies in the UK each year (40% of babies’ experience reflux[1], based on birth rate 2015[2]). Infant reflux is a problem in our society, one that is not appropriately acknowledged for the consequences it has: a refluxy baby can result in post natal depression, reflux even tears families apart. I know of multiple cases where parents have ended up...

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The Double-Edged Sword of Fear and Hope

Uncategorized Jan 15, 2018

 A reflux baby comes with a double-edged sword of fear and hope.  

Reflux parents live in constant fear, fear of what tonight might bring, fear of the pain baby might suffer, fear of uncertainty.


And hope, hope that maybe today will be different, maybe today is the day baby will suddenly "grow out" of their reflux, hope that tonight might be the night that baby...

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F*** You, Reflux: A Poem

poetry reflux Dec 10, 2017

With permission from the amazing Jessica Wimer, I have changed her original blog on into a poem.  I honestly believed I had seen this in poem version before, but Jessica assures me she is not aware of it!

Jessica is a mom, a certified lactation consultant and is passionate about providing superior support to breastfeeding mums and supporting bottle fed...

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Centile Charts have a Special Place in Hell

Uncategorized Dec 04, 2017

If you work in the area of health and wellbeing looking after babies and kids in your community, look away now! Based on my experience, allow me to make a sweeping generalisation: centile charts are not the be all and end all.


If there is one message to mums, especially new mums, that I’d like you to take away from me, it is this:


trust yourself.





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I Wanted to Meet a Unicorn

Uncategorized Nov 17, 2017

We went to the allergist today.  After a 5-month wait. 


Daffodil, my almost 3yo, reacts to sulphites, cashew nuts, dairy, cod, tuna and raw tomatoes.  By reacts, I mean that within hours (night time) she will have difficulty breathing.  Her airway constricts and she suffers with sleep apnoea, in that she will stop breathing up to 20 or 30 times an hour.  For...

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Your Baby, My Client. And Nutritionally Dense Muffins for my Clients

Uncategorized Nov 05, 2017

Last month I had a revelation of sorts: 


My clients are your babies. 


Sometimes very young babies.  And whilst their parents are the people speaking to me, being the person who has to action everything, I am working on behalf of your baby, to identify sources of discomfort and then to teach you, the parents, how to best support them through their digestive...

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