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Postnatal Depression Saved My Life

If I was to write to myself 10-years ago, I honestly don’t know what I would say.

In terms of the facts of life that would unfold, it would go along the lines:  

“You’re going to have a baby, hate being mum, feel a complete failure at it, develop postnatal depression that lasts for 3 years.

But it’s okay, you’re going to be grand...eventually.

Actually,...

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Baby Is Gaining Weight So Doesn't Have Reflux

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...

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H is for Histamine Sensitivity (not Intolerance)

Histamines. Something we are starting to hear more and more about in relation to reflux.

I was first confused as to why some babies with reflux were being prescribed piraton, citrizine and ketotifen. All these medications are anti-histamines of one sort or another, and I could not figure out why they were being prescribed to help babies with reflux.

When I spoke to my local friendly pharmacist,...

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The Cause of Reflux

Reflux has a cause you say?

Isn't it just something that some babies have and they will grow out if it?

Have you been told that "reflux is normal"?

 


I'm here to tell you something different. Very different. The complete opposite in fact.

Reflux is not a disease. (despite it's name).

Reflux is not normal, it is common. These are not the same thing.

Reflux can be resolved (I prefer to use...

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The Happiest Mum At The School Gate

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Reflux: The Meds Don't Work...

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....

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