Reflux Management

  • 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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  • 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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  • Adult reflux going unchecked?

    Adult reflux going unchecked?

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease may trigger conditions that effect the lungs, if allowed to go unchecked. What happens is local irritation in the Oesophagus can cause symptoms that range from indigestion, like chest discomfort and abdominal pain, to coughing and wheezing. If the gastric acid reaches the back of the throat, it may cause a bitter [...]
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  • Rob & Suzanne’s Story

    Rob & Suzanne’s Story

    I have two gorgeous sons and I wouldn’t change them for the world but life has been fairly traumatic since they arrived. Our eldest son had stomach surgery at 3weeks old – his reflux was so bad the paediatricians thought he had a more serious medical condition and sent us to London for emergency surgery. [...]
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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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  • ‘Desperate families need better help’ with tongue tie’

    ‘Desperate families need better help’ with tongue tie’

    Services for babies with breastfeeding problems because of tongue tie need to be improved, a parenting charity says. The condition, which restricts the movement of the tongue, can be treated with a simple procedure and affects 3% of babies. The NCT said services around the UK were too patchy, and more awareness was needed. However, [...]
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Guide to colic

    Guide to colic

    Colic (also known as infantile colic) is a condition whereby an otherwise healthy baby cries or displays symptoms of discomfort (cramping, moaning, etc.) frequently and for extended periods, without any reason. The condition appears within the first month of life and often disappears suddenly, before the baby is three to four months old, but can [...]
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