Infant reflux

If you Google infant reflux you will find pages and pages of information about what it is but very few which tell you what it is like to live with as a parent.

You might often feel helpless not to mention frustrated, especially if you are continually fobbed off, lonely and probably exhausted if you have a baby who is up much of the night in pain. The advice will no doubt come from many sources – even people on the street who think they know why your baby is screaming – but only people who have been through it can really understand.

I used to spend hours searching every corner of the internet for other parents along with information not just about infant reflux, allergies and intolerances but what I consider the knock-on impacts such as depression. As a result I thought I would try and bring them together under one page, which will be updated as and when I find more. If you would like to be included, please let me know.

What is infant reflux?

There is a good definition here and a more detailed one here.

My reflux (and related) posts:

Tomorrow is another day…

What a difference a year makes.

Wicked Wednesday – the reflux version.

The little things – an unexpected bonus.

Moovember – spotlight on cows’ milk allergy.

The NHS – going round in circles.

What every co-sleeping parent needs – comfy full-body armour.

When food before one really isn’t fun – weaning a reflux baby.

Forums:

Babies With Reflux and Silent Reflux – this is a closed Facebook group so you have to ask to join but it’s been a lifesaver for me.

CMPA Support For Reflux – another closed Facebook group offering support for parents with children who are also suffer with a Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) or intolerance (CMPI).

Informative websites:

Living With Reflux – the UK’s national charity website.

Crying Over Spilt Milk – Great, resource by the Gastric Reflux Support Network of New Zealand.

Down With The Spit Up – A relatively new site offering “a resource and virtual support system for moms and caregivers dealing with massive spitups, daily”. 

CPMA Support – UK charity site with lots of informative information.

Books.

Colic Solved – I’ve heard good things about this book from several people.

Living With Infant Reflux by Vickie House – “A guide for families who have babies suffering with reflux or silent reflux”. Available on Kindle.

The Reflux Bible – This is a link to a YouTube Video which explains about the book and here is Cherie’s website.

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