Reflux Management

  • “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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  • Is Infant croup linked to reflux?

    Is Infant croup linked to reflux?

    Babies who have been troubled with Reflux, may go on to have episodes of Croup. Croup is a common childhood ailment. Typically, it arises from a viral infection of the larynx (voice box) and is associated with mild upper respiratory symptoms such as a runny nose and cough. The key symptom is a harsh barking [...]
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  • ‘Life on the Reflux Rollercoaster’

    ‘Life on the Reflux Rollercoaster’

    ‘Life on the Reflux Rollercoaster’ by Beverley Ward. It’s 10pm on a typical night and I’m on the Little Refluxers forum – again. Before my baby Douglas was born, I’d never been on a forum; now the virtual world of reflux mums is sometimes the only place I feel understood. A new message has come [...]
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  • Sleep Clues – Dream or Deep Sleep?

    Sleep Clues – Dream or Deep Sleep?

    Sleep is divided into two different states which alternate through the night: Dream Sleep sometimes referred to as REM (rapid eye movement) and Deep Sleep. As we pass from one state to the other, we often wake, roll over and go back to sleep, totally unaware that we have woken at all. This is because [...]
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  • Waking for night feedings.

    Waking for night feedings.

    Many paediatricians recommend that parents shouldn’t let a newborn sleep longer than three or four hours without feeding, and the vast majority of babies wake far more frequently than that. (There are a few exceptional babies who can go longer.) No matter what, your baby will wake up during the night. The key is to [...]
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  • Toby’s Story

    Toby’s Story

    I found your website when looking for a wedge for my sons cot. I too am a mum for the third time and my baby has reflux. My other two children didn’t, though they were very sicky babies. My son is on a special milk that thickens his feeds, called Enfamil. We have only had [...]
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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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  • What is a Tongue Tie

    What is a Tongue Tie

    Some babies are born with a tight piece of skin between the underside of their tongue and the floor of their mouth. This is known as tongue-tie or ankyloglossia. It can sometimes affect your baby’s feeding, making it hard for them to attach properly to their mother’s breast or a bottle. If you’re concerned about your baby’s [...]
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  • Corrinne’s Story

    Corrinne’s Story

    Silent reflux at 10 weeks My son Archie (now 2.5) was diagnosed with silent reflux at 10 weeks. I spent 10 gruelling weeks trying to breastfeed him for him only to arch his back at every feed and scream with pain. He gained weight but that was because he fed little and often, every 1-2 [...]
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  • White noise for babies?

    White noise for babies?

    White noise is the most effective way to block distractions, because it covers the largest spectrum range. It’s great for soothing your baby to sleep and then protects them from being startled or woken by other noises. Developed with midwives and used in hospitals, by the NCT and by thousands of happily sleeping babies across [...]
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  • Why do night bottles cause night waking?

    Why do night bottles cause night waking?

    It’s useful to remember that all babies and toddlers wake 4-6 times a night. They ‘sleep through’ when they can get back to sleep after each awakening without your help! If you use a bottle or breastfeed to get your child to sleep at bedtime, over time this teaches your toddler that they need the [...]
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