2015 Infant GORD and Its Complications
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  • Common characteristics of Reflux

    Common characteristics of Reflux

    Parents describe some of the behaviours and characteristics that may be displayed by babies and children who have gastro-oesophageal reflux. Keep in mind that all children are different and the listed characteristics may not be indicative of your child's condition.

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  • What is Reflux?

    The word reflux means to flow back or return; ‘gastro’ is a term related to the stomach; and ‘oesophageal’ relates to the oesophagus (food pipe). Following this, the term ‘gastro-oesophageal reflux’ is where stomach contents (comprising food and stomach acid) flow back into the oesophagus.

    Gastro-oesophageal reflux can range in severity from being an occasional nuisance, to being severe and debilitating; it can also improve or worsen for a variety of reasons, with a child having good or bad days or weeks.

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  • What is Silent Reflux?

    What is Silent Reflux?

    Silent reflux can be very confusing; there may be no obvious signs of gastro-oesophageal reflux (such as vomiting) and the child generally isn’t ‘silent’. Silent reflux refers to refluxed material that flows back into the oesophagus, but isn’t forced out of the mouth.

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  • Kids reflux – the facts and the stats

    Did you know: 1. Reflux affects up to 8% of children and a higher % of infants 2. Some estimates put it as high as 1 in 5 babies 3. It is estimated that 65‐85% of premmie babies suffer with GORD 4. In 2005 there were 259,800 births in Australia 5. Over 34,000 babies are likely to suffer with reflux in Australia
    each year

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  • Reflux Reality Testimonials

    Thanks to those who've provided feedback on the book. Here's some first hand parent testimonials about how its helped:

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  • Recommended medical professionals policy

    This is RISA's policy regarding member's recommendations of medical professionals. RISA acknowledges that paediatric gastroenterology is a relatively young speciality. While some wonderful advancements have been made, many practicing medical professionals have had limited training and experience in this field. For instance, a gastroenterology rotation is not yet a requirement of paediatric training. So knowledge among medical professionals of paediatric gastroenterological conditions can be patchy. As a consequence, the recommendation of parents of other children with diagnosed conditions can be invaluable.

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  • Privacy Policy

    The Reflux Infants Support Association (RISA) is a non-profit charity organisation offering counselling, information, education, advocacy and support services to the community and in particular to families who have babies and/or children who have been diagnosed with reflux or reflux disease and their associated complications.

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  • Reflux Reality contributors

    Twenty six health professionals assisted in writing or reviewing articles for Reflux Reality: A Guide for Families It has been thoroughly reviewed by highly-credentialed Australian and international experts for every section and subsection. There are five expert author contributors in addition to Glenda Blanch.

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  • Common characteristics of Reflux

    Common characteristics of Reflux

    Parents describe some of the behaviours and characteristics that may be displayed by babies and children who have gastro-oesophageal reflux. Keep in mind that all children are different and the listed characteristics may not be indicative of your child's condition.

    Read more →

  • How Reflux presents

    A child with reflux will not necessarily display all of these, and the number of signs exhibited does not indicate the severity of their ‘reflux’. If you suspect your child may have reflux, or have any questions or concerns, it is important to discuss them with your child’s doctor or child health nurse.

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  • What is Reflux?

    The word reflux means to flow back or return; ‘gastro’ is a term related to the stomach; and ‘oesophageal’ relates to the oesophagus (food pipe). Following this, the term ‘gastro-oesophageal reflux’ is where stomach contents (comprising food and stomach acid) flow back into the oesophagus.

    Gastro-oesophageal reflux can range in severity from being an occasional nuisance, to being severe and debilitating; it can also improve or worsen for a variety of reasons, with a child having good or bad days or weeks.

    Read more →

  • When to seek medical advice

    Parents should always seek medical advice if they are worried in any way about their infant, or themselves. In relation to gastro-oesophageal reflux, parents should especially seek medical advice if:

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  • Reflux survival strategies

    These tips may help you to overcome the enormous amount of stress created by caring for a baby with ‘reflux’. Don’t expect that you have all the answers from the beginning- it is a really steep learning curve, and chances are you did not know much about reflux before you had your child.

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