Reflux Management

  • Reflux Laryngitis

    Reflux Laryngitis

    Damage to the voice box Reflux can cause changes to the voice. You may notice a baby’s voice & cry becoming hoarse.  Chronic reflux can cause damage to the voice box (Larynx). The vocal cords are located at the top of the airway, and are medically classified as part of the respiratory system. Acid reflux [...]
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  • Torticollis


    Along these same lines as Sandifier’s Syndrome, Torticollis can occur as a complication of reflux. The arching typically involves some rotation of the neck, and that repeated posturing coupled with the baby’s normal lack of muscle control during the early months, often leads to tightening of the neck muscles resulting in a right or left [...]
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  • PH Probe Test/Impedance Study

    PH Probe Test/Impedance Study

    Gastroesophageal reflux monitoring: pH and impedance The armoury of tools available to diagnose GORD has become more sophisticated as new technologies and approaches have been introduced. pH monitoring studies have been recently included with medical investigation of oesophageal symptoms (heartburn, regurgitation, dysphagia, etc.) and more recently to understand the causes of persistent oesophageal symptoms in patients. [...]
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  • Guide to playtime with reflux

    Guide to playtime with reflux

    Tummy time is important for all infants as it contributes to their motor development and reduces the risk of infants developing flat spots on their head from laying on their back, in the same spot. However, for a baby who is very sick, tummy time can cause fluids to come up. For this reason, the [...]
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  • Has your child grown up disliking milk?

    Has your child grown up disliking milk?

    Following her first years of sickness and associated anxiety of feeding our daughter grew an aversion to milk. She would flinch at the mere mention of having a milk drink – even with sweet milkshake powder mixed in, it was refused. We came up with a few ideas to get milk into her diet without [...]
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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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  • Pears and Reflux

    Pears and Reflux

    What’s in an Pear? Pears are a mild, sweet fruit with a fibrous centre. They are rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fibre. What does it do for my baby’s body? Pears provide a very good source of fibre and are also a good source of vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium. They also contain [...]
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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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  • Root Veg & Reflux

    Root Veg & Reflux

    Root vegetables are typically plants we prepare and eat the root part of, rather than the leaves or flowers (although some root vegetable foliage can be eaten too) Let’s focus on the main root vegetable that work well for babies. Carrot, Suede & Sweet Potato What’s in a Carrot, Swede and a Sweet Potato? Carrots are a [...]
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  • Courgette, Pumpkin and Reflux

    Courgette, Pumpkin and Reflux

    What’s in an Courgette and a Pumpkin? The cucurbit family is made up of a group of edible fruits – squashes, pumpkins and courgettes which usually harvest in the Autumn. In particular, Pumpkins are hollowed out to make Jack’o Lanterns, and then the pumpkin flesh is cooked up into a pie or a cake.  What does it [...]
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  • Eggs & Reflux

    Eggs & Reflux

    What’s in a hen’s egg?  Hen’s eggs consist of a protective eggshell, albumen (egg white), and vitellus (egg yolk), contained within various thin membranes. The most popular choice for egg consumption are chicken eggs. Other popular choices for eating egg are duck and quail. They supply all essential amino acids for humans and several vitamins / minerals in significant [...]
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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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