About RISA

Does your infant or child suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux? Are you receiving the support and information you need?
Caring for a baby or child who suffers from reflux can be extremely stressful and you may find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Your experience and emotions can be perfectly normal for your situation and this is where the Reflux Infants Support Association (RISA) Inc can help.
Learn more below, browse our articles and information, or join our forums for discussion and support.
(Please note: RISA does not give medical advice or recommend health professionals.)

About RISA

Does your infant or child suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux? Are you receiving the support and information you need?
Caring for a baby or child who suffers from reflux can be extremely stressful and you may find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Your experience and emotions can be perfectly normal for your situation and this is where the Reflux Infants Support Association (RISA) Inc can help.
Learn more below, browse our articles and information, or join our forums for discussion and support.
(Please note: RISA does not give medical advice or recommend health professionals.)

About RISA

Does your infant or child suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux? Are you receiving the support and information you need?
Caring for a baby or child who suffers from reflux can be extremely stressful and you may find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Your experience and emotions can be perfectly normal for your situation and this is where the Reflux Infants Support Association (RISA) Inc can help.
Learn more below, browse our articles and information, or join our forums for discussion and support.
(Please note: RISA does not give medical advice or recommend health professionals.)

About RISA

Does your infant or child suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux? Are you receiving the support and information you need?
Caring for a baby or child who suffers from reflux can be extremely stressful and you may find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Your experience and emotions can be perfectly normal for your situation and this is where the Reflux Infants Support Association (RISA) Inc can help.
Learn more below, browse our articles and information, or join our forums for discussion and support.
(Please note: RISA does not give medical advice or recommend health professionals.)

 Proposed RISA constitution amendments

The RISA executive has called a short Special Meeting of the Association to vote upon proposed changes to the Reflux Infant Support Association Inc. constitution.

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Calls for earlier diagnosis of infant reflux, more research, and more support

RISA says there is a need for better diagnostic guidelines for infant reflux and improved emotional and psychological support for parents, as a delay in diagnosis of infant reflux could often cause further health problems for young children, including feeding and speech issues. Parents midst of an infant reflux struggle, are urged not to give up.

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13464175_1470296588.8027_funddescriptionPresident’s Management Committee Report 2017

Read our outgoing President’s report.

 

 

 

Infant Reflux Report Infographic

Survey Results are in!

In June 2016, the Reflux Infants Support Association surveyed more than 500 parents about their experience caring for an infant with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in the first twelve months of life. The results were concerning:

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What is Reflux?

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.

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Unsettled babyWhat 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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Doctor with laptop and woman in doctor's office holding babyDo you need support and advice?

Would you like to meet other parents of children suffering from reflux?

 

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RISA – Supporting Dads too

The strain of raising a child with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is real and does not just affect mums, it affects dads too.

Do you need the Reflux Bible?

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Reflux Reality: A Guide for Families

Reflux Reality Contributors

Twenty six health professionals assisted in writing and reviewing articles….read more

Reflux Reality Testimonials

Thanks to those who’ve provided feedback on the book. Here’s some first hand parent testimonials…read more