Reflux Management

  • 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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  • Pyloromyotomy

    Pyloromyotomy

    Pyloric stenosis happens when the muscle below the stomach is thick and tight. Food cannot pass easily from the stomach to the intestine causing stomach contents to become blocked and begin to back up. Treatment A pyloromyotomy is  an operation to repair the pylorus. During the operation, the surgeon cuts the tight muscle between the [...]
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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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  • 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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  • Avoiding over-prescribing medications for infant GORD*

    Avoiding over-prescribing medications for infant GORD*

    Distinguishing between Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) and Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in infants is critical to providing appropriate treatment and avoiding over classifying infants with GORD that leads to over testing and over treatment. Paediatricians need to learn how to recognise infants with “simple GOR in whom conservative recommendations are more appropriate, and identifying infants with GORD in [...]
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  • Homeopathic Treatments for Reflux in Babies

    Homeopathic Treatments for Reflux in Babies

    Over the last few years babyREFLUX have been striving to provide the best advice and positional aids for babies that experience the curse of reflux. One question that we get asked time and time again is “Should we try homoeopathic treatments to help with reflux?…” On the whole we suggest that you try what you [...]
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  • PPIs for infant reflux?

    PPIs for infant reflux?

    Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), in common use for treating gastric reflux symptoms in babies, are unnecessary and ineffective in this age group, concludes an Australian systematic review. Published in Pediatrics, the review of 12 studies of almost 900 children aged 0-17 noted the paucity of evidence to support the current widespread prescribing of PPIs in [...]
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  • Gemma’s Story

    Gemma’s Story

    I’d like to share my experiences My daughter was born in June, she’s now 3 months old. Having had a wonderful pregnancy (not even morning sickness), I also went on to have an amazing birthing experience, my daughter came out in water happily. As I had intended to breastfeed, the initial few days were okay [...]
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  • Hope’s Story

    Hope’s Story

    Hope’s first four months were absolute hell due to reflux. The GP and paediatrician kept putting her on different medication – none of which worked. Finally when they could see I was about to break they let me into the secret of SMA Staydown milk. I can’t recommend it enough – she was a different [...]
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  • Dysphagia (swallowing problems)

    Dysphagia (swallowing problems)

    Swallowing Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. Some people with dysphagia have problems swallowing certain foods or liquids, while others cannot swallow at all. Other signs of dysphagia include: coughing or choking when eating or drinking bringing food back up, sometimes through the nose a sensation that food is stuck in the throat or [...]
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  • 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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