To our families and friends

This page is intended to provide some ideas for family and friends as to how they can support a family caring for a baby or child with reflux. Over time, we’ve collected a few ideas and listed some of them here to give you some practical suggestions. Attached is a letter to families and friends to help explain what’s happening and give ideas on how best to help.

What every reflux parent needs to know about a medication wean

When you stop using a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) a spike in stomach acid production is inevitable. That’s right, inevitable. So your child will very likely be in pain. This does not necessarily mean that the wean has failed. You need to consider pain management for the duration of the wean which could be several weeks. Talk to your doctor about appropriate pain management during this time.

Here’s why: the body will produce a hormone to tell the body to start producing acid again. The acid needs to reach a certain level before the body will realise it can stop and levels will normalise. In the meantime, you need to expect that stomach acid production will be a bit haywire.

Top 20 Things Not to Say to a Reflux Parent

All babies cry you know. All babies vomit you know. Is this your first? He’s feeding off your stress. But she seems so happy. Oh my baby used to vomit all the time too! But he’s a healthy weight? Don’t worry! They grow out of it. You need to stop breastfeeding / have...

Banana Bread

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

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