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.
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.
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.
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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