Rebecca and Olivia’s Story

It has taken me a long time to write my story down on paper, mostly because every time I think too much about it I cry. I don’t know exactly why. I do know I still feel ashamed that I didn’t realise sooner that my baby was in so much pain. I feel angry at myself for listening to doctors instead of listening to my heart. I feel guilty for letting my poor little baby cry so much and for so long because I let people convince me she was just determined or naughty or trying to control me.

Banana Bread

This dairy-free and gluten-free banana bread is a great breakfast treat.

Children’s Books Available for Borrowing from RISA Library

As our children grow older and continue to experience food allergies and/or complications from reflux such as tube feeding, it can be hard for them to understand why they are different. There are a number of children’s books that have been written about food allergies, eosinophilic oesophagitis (EE) and feeding tubes. RISA Inc has been able to source some of these books and they are available to borrow for free from our library (for Australian RISA members).

Book review – What’s Eating Your Child? by Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND

This book is simply awesome. Get it and read it. Its available from the RISA library but I thoroughly recommend buying it.

In fact, if you’re a reflux parent, I’d be keeping a copy of this, Reflux Reality and Colic Solved on the shelf. And use the regular baby books to prop up the cot!

Read on for information about alternative treatments to reflux medications, appetite stimulation and long term use of laxatives.

RISA Inc Management and Volunteer Positions

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 volunteering with RISA.