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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  • Weaning Clinic: Am I giving enough?

    Weaning Clinic: Am I giving enough?

    Recently, we had an influx of questions about feeding and weaning. We set up a Weaning Clinic Q&A to kick off a discussion for users. Here’s the first question: Baby has reflux/. He is now almost 5 months. Introduced to rice cereal at 4 months. Now eats twice a day rice cereal and fruit. Also [...]
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  • Barium Swallow

    Barium Swallow

    The Barium Swallow is most often carried out for infants who have frequent reflux episodes or difficulty in swallowing. The test requires the patient to drink a solution of barium (metallic element barium in water). Baby will be hungry having been asked not to feed before hand for up to 12 hours, so it will [...]
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  • PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)?

    PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)?

    PALS offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters to: patients their families their carers Officers from PALS are available in all hospitals. How can PALS help? PALS provides help in many ways. For example, it can: help you with health-related questions help resolve concerns or problems when you’re using the NHS tell you how [...]
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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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  • 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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  • 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 Reflux & Silent Reflux

    Guide to Reflux & Silent Reflux

    ‘Reflux’ is the general word used to describe what happens when the stomach contents move, without any effort, into the oesophagus (food pipe) and in some cases into the throat and out of the mouth. Silent reflux describes the same method of stomach contents moving into the oesophagus, whereby it rises to a point and [...]
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  • Waking for night feedings.

    Waking for night feedings.

    Many paediatricians recommend that parents shouldn’t let a newborn sleep longer than three or four hours without feeding, and the vast majority of babies wake far more frequently than that. (There are a few exceptional babies who can go longer.) No matter what, your baby will wake up during the night. The key is to [...]
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  • Guide to colic

    Guide to colic

    Colic (also known as infantile colic) is a condition whereby an otherwise healthy baby cries or displays symptoms of discomfort (cramping, moaning, etc.) frequently and for extended periods, without any reason. The condition appears within the first month of life and often disappears suddenly, before the baby is three to four months old, but can [...]
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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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  • Peter’s Story

    Peter’s Story

    In September 2007, I gave birth 4 weeks early to non-identical twin boys. Whilst initially both boys seemed to feed well on formula (I had decided I wouldn’t try and breast feed twins this time as I had with my eldest son) and were helped by having been born at good weights (both just over [...]
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