RISA – Supporting Dads

Are you a dad of a reflux baby, child or children? Feeling tired, frustrated, guilty or helpless? You are not alone. The strain of raising a child with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is real and does not just affect mums, it effects dads too. The RISA...

Management tips

Feed your baby while they are upright. Keep their body straight with their head higher than their stomach. Try to keep your baby upright for at least 30 minutes after a feed. Try to avoid the upright seated position during this time as this position can increase...

How reflux presents

A child with reflux will not necessarily display all of these, and the number of signs exhibited does not indicate the severity of their ‘reflux’. If you suspect your child may have reflux, or have any questions or concerns, it is important to discuss them with your child’s doctor or child health nurse.

Reflux survival strategies

These tips may help you to overcome the enormous amount of stress created by caring for a baby with ‘reflux’. Don’t expect that you have all the answers from the beginning- it is a really steep learning curve, and chances are you did not know much about reflux before you had your child.

Proton Pump Inhibitors – an introduction

Secretion of acid by the stomach is a normal function of the body. Acid is secreted by parietal cells found in the stomach lining, involving a mechanism known as the proton pump. Acid in the stomach is useful for breaking down foods, making them easier to digest, and also for helping prevent infection by providing an unfavourable environment for growth of infective organisms.

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