Reflux Management

  • Asparagus & Reflux

    Asparagus & Reflux

    What’s in Asparagus? Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, copper, selenium, vitamin B2, vitamin C, and vitamin E. It is a very good source of dietary fibre, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, potassium, choline, vitamin A, zinc, iron, protein, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid. it’s literally packed with goodness! What does it do for my [...]
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  • Prop up the cot on bricks?

    Prop up the cot on bricks?

    Would you be surprised to know that lifting the cot legs 6 inches (3 house bricks/about 9 books) only gives you 6 degrees of incline? One of the most common questions we get asked is: …can’t I just stick some books or bricks under the cot legs? Doesn’t this do the same job…? The answer is [...]
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Formula: Neocate

    Formula: Neocate

    Neocate is a group of powdered products which consist of Neocate Active, Neocate Advance and Neocate LCP. Neocate is designed for babies and young children who have an allergy to ‘cow protein milk’ in particular. Neocate is considered a hypoallergenic powdered formula meaning it is relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction in children and babies, allowing it [...]
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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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  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

    Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

    CDH is the abbreviated name for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. ‘Congenital’ means born with , ‘Diaphragmatic’ means of or affecting the diaphragm; which is a thin sheet of muscle that helps us to breath and keeps our chest and stomach contents separate. ‘Hernia’ is a general term used to describe a ‘bulge’ or ‘protrusion’ of an [...]
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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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  • 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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  • Music and noise helps your baby to be calm

    Music and noise helps your baby to be calm

    It is a well-established view that music is beneficial for our mental and emotional development, even in the womb. Music is also a great way to help distract a fractious baby and help them to drift off to sleep. White noise is also very similar to womb sounds such as your heart beating, blood flowing, [...]
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