Reflux Management

  • Adult reflux going unchecked?

    Adult reflux going unchecked?

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease may trigger conditions that effect the lungs, if allowed to go unchecked. What happens is local irritation in the Oesophagus can cause symptoms that range from indigestion, like chest discomfort and abdominal pain, to coughing and wheezing. If the gastric acid reaches the back of the throat, it may cause a bitter [...]
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  • Oh what a day!

    Oh what a day!

    “A bath, top and tail and we are now in our 5th clothing change of the day. The last change involved a pee, poo, snot and sick, most of which ended up on me! The house is filthy, I am supposed to be on a diet. but now She’s settled, so I have ordered a [...]
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  • Guide to healthy breastfeeding diet for reflux babies

    Guide to healthy breastfeeding diet for reflux babies

    We recently hooked up with Jacqui Nancey a trouble shooting midwife who specialises in Breastfeeding, Baby’s colic & Sleepless nights. With years of experience and colleagues input, Jacqui has put together a fantastic wholesome guide for breastfeeding mothers to use. With her permission, we have included it here: What foods to take or avoid in [...]
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  • How my baby’s reflux affected my whole family

    How my baby’s reflux affected my whole family

    Apart from the obvious anxiety and frustration parents feel when they can’t resolve a baby’s health issues or take them on themselves, there are some very subtle undercurrents that can impact on a family coping with a baby suffering with reflux. From my own personal experiences with our third child Willow, I felt guilty that [...]
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  • Does cesarean birth raise baby’s risk of asthma, diabetes and obesity?

    Does cesarean birth raise baby’s risk of asthma, diabetes and obesity?

    A recent article in Reuters Health News suggests Cesarean section delivery may leave babies vulnerable to chronic health problems such as asthma, diabetes and obesity, a new study hints.Much of the research included in the study cannot prove that C-section delivery causes medical issues later in life. “the link is strong enough that mothers should [...]
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  • Happy Holidays lovely people!

    Happy Holidays lovely people!

    It amazes me how each Christmas season seems to arrive much quicker than the last, or maybe I am just getting older? Either way, I never seem to carry out the things I want to do over Christmas and my family routine is shot once the tree goes up, the Heroes come out and Home [...]
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  • Things nobody told me about breastfeeding

    Things nobody told me about breastfeeding

    I breastfed all of my children, some fed better and longer than others. The other day, I was reading an article about breastfeeding and like a bolt out of the blue I was suddenly jolted back to those early days of learning to breastfeed my new baby. So I thought a lot about those moments and decided [...]
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  • Mental Health and Pregnancy

    Mental Health and Pregnancy

    Much about the physiological side of being pregnant is written and discussed. But in contrast, little is openly discussed about the mother’s mental health during pregnancy and how it can be affected by the pregnancy itself. Many women have good mental health during pregnancy. Some women may already have a mental illness when they become pregnant or worry about mental health problems [...]
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  • Maintaining mental wellbeing during pregnancy

    Maintaining mental wellbeing during pregnancy

    The main thing to remember is not to lose touch with the network of people around you, while you deal with your mental health challenges. There are usually several professionals involved in your care during pregnancy. They all need to work together with you and your family to make sure you have the care and [...]
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  • Postnatal Depression

    Postnatal Depression

    Not to be confused with feeling a little blue directly after having your baby. Most women feel tearful and low once or twice in the first ten days after birth, while their body sorts itself out and breast milk begins to come through fully. Emotions usually run high around day three and day ten after [...]
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  • Excessive crying, sleepless and demanding baby? CRY-SIS can help you.

    Excessive crying, sleepless and demanding baby? CRY-SIS can help you.

    Cry-sis offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.Cry-sis runs a national telephone helpline that is available to callers every day of the year between 9.00am and 10.00pm. Callers are referred to a trained volunteer member of Cry-sis who has had personal experience of crying or sleep problems within their own family. [...]
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  • reflux is getting on my nerves!

    reflux is getting on my nerves!

    Too true! and….Reflux getting on your baby’s nerves is actually quite possible! The vagus nerve is a long branching nerve which snakes throughout the body. It is one of 12 cranial nerves and extends from the brainstem all the way to the abdomen. It connects with the voice-box, the throat, the upper palate, the heart and lungs and portions [...]
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