Reflux Management

  • Breastfeeding & Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance

    Breastfeeding & Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance

    Usually, if a CMPi is suspected, there is more than one symptom at play. Food Intolerances can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as reflux, so people often confuse the two. The most common food Intolerance linked with reflux is Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance. CMPI intolerance symptoms generally come on gradually and don’t [...]
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  • Guide to differences with allergy and intolerance

    Guide to differences with allergy and intolerance

    Food reactions are common, but most are caused by a food intolerance rather than a food allergy. A food intolerance can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, so people often confuse the two. A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. [...]
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  • James’ Story

    James’ Story

    I watch James sleep snuggled up to me on the sofa, holding onto his cuddly ‘Tilly’ dog and study every inch of his face. I am addicted to him, his little laugh, his cheeky smile, and his unconditional love. The silent relaxed atmosphere of the house is a far cry literally from the dark seemingly [...]
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  • Jayden’s Story

    Jayden’s Story

    When Jayden was born in March, I knew instantly that something wasn’t quite right. Those first couple of feeds soon projected from his tiny mouth and all over his new baby grow. Frustrated, I asked the nurse for advice who force fed him and that soon ended up all over her. Nevertheless, they insisted it [...]
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  • Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) in children

    Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) in children

    Digestive Disorder Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) are chronic digestive system disorders in which certain food proteins trigger an overproduction of eosinophils (white blood cells that help fight certain infections), in different areas of the digestive tract. EGIDs typically fall into one of three types: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE): EoE is the most common and difficult type [...]
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  • Probiotics

    Probiotics

    Probiotics are microorganisms such as bacteria or yeast that are believed to improve health. They are available in supplements and foods. The idea of taking live bacteria or yeast may seem strange at first. After all, we take antibiotics and use antibacterial substances to fight bacteria. But  our bodies naturally teem with such organisms. The digestive system [...]
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  • Formula: Neocate

    Formula: Neocate

    Neocate is a group of powdered products which consist of Neocate Active, Neocate Advance and Neocate LCP. Neocate is designed for babies and young children who have an allergy to ‘cow protein milk’ in particular. Neocate is considered a hypoallergenic powdered formula meaning it is relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction in children and babies, allowing it [...]
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  • Cows’ milk allergy in young going undiagnosed, claims charity

    Cows’ milk allergy in young going undiagnosed, claims charity

    The charity Allergy UK is calling for more awareness of cows’ milk allergy, after a report revealed nearly half of children have to wait three months for a correct diagnosis. The report ‘The Challenge of Delayed Reactions’, found that of the parents surveyed, whose children have been diagnosed with cows’ milk allergy (CMA), nearly one [...]
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  • Guide to Feeding Intolerance in Babies

    Guide to Feeding Intolerance in Babies

    Feeding intolerance occurs when a baby is unable to eat and digest food without becoming ill. The condition affects both premature and full-term infants. Feeding intolerance may be difficult for parents to manage, as feedings often are a time of bonding with a baby. Instead, parents may be faced with an infant who screams and [...]
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  • Early introduction of solids & allergy

    Early introduction of solids & allergy

    The EAT Study group suggests that the window of opportunity to prevent food allergies developing may be very early in life. Emerging information from the LEAP study (looking at Peanut Allergy) reveals that infants are sensitized to foods that can cause allergies far earlier than previously realized. 10% of infants under 6 months of age who [...]
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  • Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome

    Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome

    Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) has been recognised for over 100 years, but we still know relatively little about the cause of the problem. There is increasing evidence that mitochondrial DNA mutations play a role in some people developing CVS. CVS is characterised by recurrent, prolonged attacks of severe vomiting, nausea and lethargy, [...]
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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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