Reflux Management

  • Infant Gaviscon

    Infant Gaviscon

    Infant Gaviscon contains two active ingredients, sodium alginate and magnesium alginate. These are naturally occuring substances that are found in a particular type of seaweed. Alginates act locally in the stomach to physically prevent the contents of the stomach from flowing back into the food pipe (reflux) and being regurgitated. Infant Gaviscon may be recommended [...]
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  • “What comes Up!” – The Guardian (Mar ’05)

    “What comes Up!” – The Guardian (Mar ’05)

    Reflux causes suffering in as many as one in five babies, but it’s a problem that often goes undiagnosed. Tobe Aleksander knows only too well how bad things can get… Sam’s arrival was always going to be a challenge. We weren’t exactly in the first flush of our childbearing years, we already had two delightful [...]
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  • ‘Desperate families need better help’ with tongue tie’

    ‘Desperate families need better help’ with tongue tie’

    Services for babies with breastfeeding problems because of tongue tie need to be improved, a parenting charity says. The condition, which restricts the movement of the tongue, can be treated with a simple procedure and affects 3% of babies. The NCT said services around the UK were too patchy, and more awareness was needed. However, [...]
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  • Breastfed babies ‘are more cranky and cry more’

    Breastfed babies ‘are more cranky and cry more’

    Not all cries are about hunger, experts advise.New mums should be advised that it is normal for their baby to cry more if they are breastfed, say experts.The Medical Research Council team says this irritability is natural, and although formula-fed babies may appear more content and be easier to pacify, breast is still best. If [...]
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  • I knew my screaming baby had more than ‘just colic’.

    I knew my screaming baby had more than ‘just colic’.

    Originally Published in the Daily Mail on 20th July 2010 By Henrietta Norton As with so many first-time parents, my husband Charlie and I had a starry-eyed view of how things would be once we had our much wanted baby. So when Alfie arrived, ten days earlier than expected and following a smooth birth, we [...]
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  • Going from breast-to-bottle in 5 easy steps.

    Going from breast-to-bottle in 5 easy steps.

    Introducing infant formula If you choose to introduce infant formula, it’s best to do it gradually to give yourself time to adapt and to give your body time to reduce the amount of milk it makes. It usually helps to give the first few bottles when your baby is happy and relaxed – not when [...]
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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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  • Gemma’s Story

    Gemma’s Story

    I’d like to share my experiences My daughter was born in June, she’s now 3 months old. Having had a wonderful pregnancy (not even morning sickness), I also went on to have an amazing birthing experience, my daughter came out in water happily. As I had intended to breastfeed, the initial few days were okay [...]
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  • What is a Tongue Tie

    What is a Tongue Tie

    Some babies are born with a tight piece of skin between the underside of their tongue and the floor of their mouth. This is known as tongue-tie or ankyloglossia. It can sometimes affect your baby’s feeding, making it hard for them to attach properly to their mother’s breast or a bottle. If you’re concerned about your baby’s [...]
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  • Guide to Formula Milks & Feeding

    Guide to Formula Milks & Feeding

    Breastmilk provides the best possible food supply for your baby. When you are breastfeeding a baby who is either very upset, refusing to feed, or very sick it can be very tough. If you can’t breastfeed for any reason, or if you’ve chosen not to, formula milk is the next option. Remember that when changing over [...]
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  • Breast-feeding an Allergy Elimination Diet

    Breast-feeding an Allergy Elimination Diet

    Breast-fed infants can develop food allergies. In these instances, the most likely potential allergens are milk and soy. These proteins are similar to maternal milk proteins and pass into the breast milk more easily. Symptoms of allergy in a breast-fed infant will likely resolve if the mother completely avoids the potential allergen. See your GP [...]
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