RISA Inc Management and Volunteer Positions 2014

All Management Committee positions are declared vacant at the AGM. Please consider volunteering. If you are unable to attend the AGM but are still interested, please contact info@reflux.org.au for further information on nominating or expressing an interest in...

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2015

The Annual General Meeting of the Reflux Infants Support Association (RISA) Inc will be held at 8pm EST time on Tuesday, 7th July 2015 by electronic conference, for the purpose of considering the following business: To confirm the minutes of the previous Annual...

Tube feeding – Part 1

One of the lesser known (and obviously less frequent) consequences of severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is the need to tube feed some children. Babies can learn very quickly that the act of feeding hurts and as a result will refuse to feed. Despite the notion that feeding should be instinctual, there are some instincts that take precedence, like preserving oxygen flow or avoiding pain.

Sarah & Harrison’s Story

I have two little boys who mean the world to both my husband and I, they are our everything and yes this sounds clichéd but I cannot imagine our life without them. They are both our little IVF miracles and we still can’t believe just how lucky we are.

Jess, Belle and Jordan’s Story FINAL UPDATE

Looking back, I can see that I wrote our story for the RISA newsletter back in 2009 when Arabella was 18 weeks old, and again in 2012 when she was three years old. She’s now five years old, and I’m 99% sure that our journey is complete and behind us. So...

Janet & Charlie’s Story

Charlie arrived at 31.2 weeks weighing in at 1.3kg. His parents were a 17 year old girl and 15 year old boy. Charlie was born with haemolytic influenza (a type of bacteria). By 3 weeks of age he started taking small amounts of formula via nasogastric tube (NGT, a...

Jess and Belle’s story – from 2009!

Like most new Mums, I did everything possible during my pregnancy to ensure that Arabella was healthy. I stopped using products containing chemicals, trekked through the city in my lunch break to go to Pilates, didn’t eat anything on the “unsafe”...