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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  • Asparagus & Reflux

    Asparagus & Reflux

    What’s in Asparagus? Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, copper, selenium, vitamin B2, vitamin C, and vitamin E. It is a very good source of dietary fibre, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, potassium, choline, vitamin A, zinc, iron, protein, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid. it’s literally packed with goodness! What does it do for my [...]
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  • George’s story

    George’s story

    This is George’s Story. George was born in May, four weeks premature. I understand that this made him more likely to get reflux, in addition one of his cousins had had unproblematic reflux as a baby. George started to make very strange noises in the night at about 4 weeks, and suddenly stopped settling after [...]
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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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  • Omeprazole

    Omeprazole

    Acid is produced naturally in the stomach to help digest food and to kill bacteria. This acid is an irritant, so your body produces a natural mucus barrier which protects the lining of your stomach. Omeprazole is from a group of medicines called ‘Proton Pump Inhibitors’. It reduces the amount of acid produced in the [...]
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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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  • 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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