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?
My reflux (and related) posts:
What every co-sleeping parent needs – comfy full-body armour.
When food before one really isn’t fun – weaning a reflux baby.
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).
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.
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.