In every village, in every county and state babies are screaming.
They are screaming for help.
Screaming for someone to listen.
Their parents listen, they hear their pain. They can do nothing about it.
Or can they?
Our evidence-based medical world has decided in that a baby with colic or reflux is normal.
They have decided that it is normal to projectile vomit after every meal.
Maybe its being Irish, maybe its the complete frustration I feel when another mum replays her last conversation with the doctor about her baby's reflux.
It's time to stop lying to ourselves.
It's time to stop believing that everything a doctor says is true because they are a doctor.
Sorry, this is not the case, and you probably know this already in your heart but are scared to admit it...
A disease that no parent wants to learn about. A condition that no baby needs to suffer through.
We are told “reflux is normal”.
It is not.
It is common.
It is not normal.
It affects about 40% of babies in Ireland and the UK. 50% in the USA.
Contrary to the medical definition, Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease, (GORD) is a symptom and not a disease. Reflux has no underlying...
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...
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.
And we accept that the invisible stuff is also immature - like their emotional development, their bone structure, their muscle control and much more...
So why then, do we assume...
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.
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 addresses the underlying...
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...
With 60% *of babies diagnosed with reflux, silent reflux, colic, CMPA and various other food allergies or intolerances, still having symptoms with the medications, I believe there has to be a better question to result in better outcomes for these babies and their families.
Because reflux does not just impact baby, it has a massive impact on the whole family....