Reflux Management

  • 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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  • Coping with baby sick on the Motorway!

    Coping with baby sick on the Motorway!

    Frequently, We would take a trip with our little refluxer, knowing that at some point the vibrations and movements of the car or the position she settled in would be just enough for her to reflux her feed, from hours before. Often the reflux was little and often and didn’t cause too much of a [...]
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  • Avocado and Reflux

    Avocado and Reflux

    What’s in an Avocado? Avocados have a creamy pale green/yellow fleshy fruit centre with a large seed and tough green skin. They provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fibre, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid. The avocado is virtually the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fat – good fat! What does it do for my baby’s [...]
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  • What exactly is a Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance (CMPI)?

    What exactly is a Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance (CMPI)?

    Cow’s milk protein intolerance (CMPI) is defined as an abnormal reaction by the body’s immune system to one or both of the proteins, Casein & Whey found in Cow’s Milk.  It is not to be confused with Lactose Intolerance which is the inability to digest the carbohydrate (milk sugar) found in all mammals’ milk, including human breast milk. The [...]
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  • What exactly is Lactose Intolerance?

    What exactly is Lactose Intolerance?

    Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, which is a type of carbohydrate sugar found in milk and dairy products. Not to be confused with a CMPI (Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance) Symptoms One of the reasons lactose intolerance is sometimes coupled with reflux is due to the symptoms [...]
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  • Onions…and…Feet!

    Onions…and…Feet!

    It may initially sound like an unlikely combination, but feet and onions are synonymous in forming an alternative cure for Upper Respiratory symptoms. Considering the feet are intrinsically connected to the brain through minute touch receptors, it’s worth remembering that they send integral messages to our brains. The under-the-foot wrap is an old remedy and very effective [...]
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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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  • Infant Reflux Neck Rash

    Infant Reflux Neck Rash

    One secondary problem derived from infant reflux is neck rash. Each time a baby brings up feeds, the milky liquid can sneak around the folds of skin on the neck and back of the ears. The best way to combat the beginnings of a rash is to wipe the folds of skin around the neck [...]
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  • Effect of Body Position Changes on GOR(D)

    Effect of Body Position Changes on GOR(D)

    Summary Van Wijk and colleagues reviewed familiar aspects of infant feeding: gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is common in premature infants, reflux immediately after a meal is only weakly acidic, and reflux becomes more acidic as time passes after a meal. More acidic reflux is thought to produce more problematic symptoms in infants. Transient lower esophageal sphincter [...]
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  • Sleep signals and nap time

    Sleep signals and nap time

    Babies differ in their napping needs – but here’s a general guide that applies to most babies: Naps should happen immediately when your baby shows signs of tiredness. If you wait too long, she becomes overtired, “wired up,” and unable to sleep. Once you are familiar with your baby’s nap needs you can plan a nap [...]
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  • Why does reflux happen?

    Why does reflux happen?

    Experts are constantly researching and revising the reasons why reflux, GOR and GORD, occurs so readily in infants. Prematurity. Premature babies are more likely to have reflux episodes in their early days because their digestive systems are not mature and the signals from the brain that control digestion aren’t regulated. Constipation. Constipation can slow digestion [...]
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