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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  • 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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  • Tina & Max’s Story

    Tina & Max’s Story

    From two weeks old our son Max started to snuffle and choke would sleep no more than 1/2 hour at a time including night, was husky, always had his fists clenched, cried continuously and felt like he was continually latched on drinking the only difference is he would not bring back his food. During this [...]
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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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  • 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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  • Early introduction of solids & allergy

    Early introduction of solids & allergy

    The EAT Study group suggests that the window of opportunity to prevent food allergies developing may be very early in life. Emerging information from the LEAP study (looking at Peanut Allergy) reveals that infants are sensitized to foods that can cause allergies far earlier than previously realized. 10% of infants under 6 months of age who [...]
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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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  • Weaning: Solids, how much to give?

    Weaning: Solids, how much to give?

    Solids can either help or make reflux worse when introduced. It is best to start with a small amount and increase this very slowly. Puree the foods very smooth. Perhaps start with half a teaspoon to 2 teaspoonfuls per meal in the beginning and keep a note of the quantities your baby is consuming. If [...]
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  • Strawberries and Reflux

    Strawberries and Reflux

    What’s in a Strawberry? Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C and manganese. They are also a very good source of dietary fibre, iodine, folate, copper, potassium, biotin, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B6, and omega-3 fatty acids.  What does it do for my baby’s body? The bright red seeded sweet berry fruits are high in anti-oxidants. They have medicinal context to help with [...]
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  • Apples and Reflux

    Apples and Reflux

    What’s in an Apple? Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin E, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Selenium. Also contains small amounts of iron, manganese, copper and zinc. Apple nutrients are mostly found in the skin! What does it do for my baby’s body? Apples contain two types of fibre; insoluble fibre and soluble fibre. Both help maintain bowel regularity. The insoluble fibre works like roughage, while the soluble fibre (pectin), [...]
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  • Avocado and Reflux

    Avocado and Reflux

    What’s in an Avocado? Avocados have a creamy pale green/yellow fleshy fruit centre with a large seed and tough green skin. They provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fibre, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid. The avocado is virtually the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fat – good fat! What does it do for my baby’s [...]
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  • Baked Beans & Reflux

    Baked Beans & Reflux

    What’s in a Baked bean?  A dish containing beans, sometimes baked but, despite the name, usually stewed, in a sauce. Commercially canned baked beans are made from haricot beans. A tomato and sugar sauce is most commonly used. When canned the haricot bean remains fresh, unlike other beans and pulses, which is one reason why they were [...]
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