Reflux Management

  • Guide to differences with allergy and intolerance

    Guide to differences with allergy and intolerance

    Food reactions are common, but most are caused by a food intolerance rather than a food allergy. A food intolerance can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, so people often confuse the two. A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. [...]
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  • Can swallowed air cause digestion problems?

    Can swallowed air cause digestion problems?

    The simple definition of Aerophagia is when you swallow too much air into your gastrointestinal tract. Most adults swallow a little air when speaking, eating or drinking. But in cases of Aerophagia, the amount of swallowed air is so large it can cause abdominal bloating, intestinal pain and excessive burping and belching. In babies, this [...]
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  • Allergenic foods in infancy

    Allergenic foods in infancy

    Around 6% of children in the UK will develop food allergies and these can vary in severity from mild to life threatening. Ongoing research is investigating whether early diet (either inclusion or avoidance of specific foods) can have an impact on the later development of food allergy. Health professionals in the UK recommend avoiding the introduction [...]
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  • About Jemma – reflux journey

    About Jemma – reflux journey

    I’m a first time mummy and me and my husband absolutely love and dote on our little one! We enjoy spending time as a family and also spending time with the LO’s grandparents, out and about and eating lunch It was at about 5 days old, when the midwife had come out to visit [...]
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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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  • About Julie – reflux journey

    About Julie – reflux journey

    Hi, I’m Julie – My beautiful little girl still suffers from silent reflux. She is going to have a camera into her throat and tummy to see what’s going on. This chills me to the bone as I, myself have had it a few times it’s not nice and she will be so scared – [...]
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  • About Lynn – reflux journey

    About Lynn – reflux journey

    My name is Lynn and I am 42. My reflux journey began with my ten year old daughter suffered very severely from silent acid reflux. Had several non-breathing serious episodes and was routinely hospitalised for testing. She was on every medication, formula thickener etc I can imagine was available. I now have a 14 week [...]
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  • About Rachel – reflux journey

    About Rachel – reflux journey

    Joshua was born small for dates as I had pre-eclampsia during the last few weeks of pregnancy. He was born 5 pounds 2oz at full term (38 weeks) after I was induced because of my sky high blood pressure. Silent reflux, we later found out, is fairly common in ‘small for dates’ babies. After 3 [...]
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  • About Laura – reflux journey

    About Laura – reflux journey

    I am Laura, 29 years old mum of a 3 year old boy and 7 month old baby girl (with reflux). I live with my partner of 12 years and dog Jude. I work 2 days a week in an office for a care company and had never experienced reflux until 7 months ago !! [...]
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  • About Kitty – reflux journey

    About Kitty – reflux journey

    Hi, I am Kitty. I am a first time mum to a 13-and-a-half-month-old boy called Billy and I live in London. I have just started working again 3 days a week as a court transcriber and I work from home. I am married. A bit about Billy’s reflux (not sure how to keep this brief!!): [...]
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  • About Dawn – reflux journey

    About Dawn – reflux journey

    I’m a 30 something mum and carer to Dexter who is 3. We live with my husband David (also known as dada) and our cat Zeus. Dexter was born with Down’s syndrome as well as a heart condition and it’s the complications from his heart condition and his downs that a lot of his reflux [...]
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  • Guide to baby naps

    Guide to baby naps

    Babies differ in their napping needs – but here’s a general guide that applies to most babies: Age: No. of Naps, Hours of Nap time  4 months: 3 naps, 4-6 hrs 6 months: 2 naps, 3-4 hrs 9 months: 2 naps, 2.5-4 hrs 12 months: 1-2 naps,2-3 hrs 2 years: 1 naps, 1-2 hrs 3 years: 1 [...]
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