Services

These services may be helpful for reflux families. 

The Reflux Infants Support Association (RISA) Inc does not recommend, endorse or favour these services and does not imply they are necessary, or in any way better than others.

All children are different, and what works for one child may not work for another. Please do your own research to determine what service may be necessary or may suit your child best. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your child’s doctor or child health nurse.

DIETITIAN
Specialist Dietitian Joan Breakey has thirty years experience with food intolerance and allergy.

Did you know that your child’s reflux could be reduced by a change in diet?

OR you can find answers now on her best selling food sensitivity books by visiting Joan’s website.

 
FAMILY SUPPORT
Australian Support Network for Eosinophilic oEsophagitis and related disorders.

ausEE is a registered Australian charity dedicated to providing support and information to anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder (EGID) including Eosinophilic oEsophagitis (EE or EoE), Eosinophilic Gastritis, Eosinophilic Enteritis, Eosinophilic Colitis and Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis.

http://www.ausee.org/

 

Karitane

Our vision is for children to be safe, healthy and nurtured by confident families and communities.

http://www.karitane.com.au/


Mothers Be HeardUnderstanding and support for new mothers.

http://www.mothersbeheard.com/


NiGHT NANNiES

Night Nannies uses a holistic approach combining individually tailored routines and gentle settling techniques to help teach your child to self settle and to enable families to get a good night’s sleep.

One of our most popular services is our overnight support service where our Nurses and specialised Nannies come in to give you a break overnight.

We follow your routine or give you a routine, bring bubs to you for feeds or feed bub overnight and do all the resettling, write up notes on how the night went & get your baby ready for the day.

You get a well deserved rest and a renewed excitement to take on the new challenges for the day.

http://www.nightnannies.com.au/

MEDICAL ORGANISATIONS
The Gut Foundation

The Gut Foundation provides professional and public education and promotes research into digestive disorders to improve gastrointestinal health.We hope you enjoy and are helped by the information provided on our website, both in terms of understanding the process of digestion and absorption and how that might affect the development of subsequent diseases.

PH: (02) 9382 2749
http://www.gutfoundation.com/


Virtual Medical Centre

Australia’s number one health and medical information site written by doctors covering topics from child’s health to gastrointestinal conditions to infectious diseases.

http://www.virtualmedicalcentre.com/gastro

OSTEOPATHY
Brisbane Osteopathic Centre – Wilston

“Osteopathy is a very gentle hands-on treatment. Research shows it can be effective in the treatment of babies and children with reflux. With four established practitioners treating babies and children, the centre has become the hub for the osteopathic treatment of children in Brisbane, known to midwives, lactation consultants and medical practitioners.”

PH: (07) 3311 5655
http://www.brisbaneosteopathic.com.au/

SPEECH THERAPISTS
No Fuss feeding & swallowing centre Brisbane

Specialist clinic for infants, children and adults with feeding or swallowing problems

2a/35 Woodstock Rd, Toowong, Qld, 4066
PH: (07) 3217 7488

 




Reflux Reality: A Guide for Families

REFLUX REALITY: A Guide for Families was written by Glenda Blanch in association with RISA Inc after it became obvious there was a real need in the community for more readily available, accurate information on gastro-oesophageal reflux and its management.

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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. The child may swallow it back down or the stomach contents/stomach acids may not come up the oesophagus far enough to be swallowed.

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