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Entries for May 2014

What is the treatment and on-going management for reflux?
Reflux cannot really be ‘cured’ but the symptoms can be controlled, and I always say 'we have to crack-the-reflux-code’ for each baby to find what helps relieve the individuals’ symptoms”. There are a range of medical antacid treatments including infant Gaviscon, Ranitidine and Losec Mups which by reducing stomach acidity will lessen the burning pain experienced through a reflux attack. Reducing CMP and lactose in milk either by changing the diet of a breast-feeding mum or using a hydrolysed formula which has had ...

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What are the typical symptoms of reflux?

What are the typical symptoms of reflux?
• Vomiting or spitting up • Arching the back or neck and body goes rigid • Irritability and pain • Frequent hiccups, excessive dribbling • Gurgling, gagging, choking episodes • White coating on the tongue [not oral thrush] • Excessive mucous, sinus congestion • Raspy / wheezy cough, often worse at night • Very windy, hard to burp, excessive ‘bottom’ wind • Excessive feeding or refusal to feed • Difficult to settle, poor sleep patterns • Bouts of inconsolable cryi...

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What is reflux and what causes it?

What is reflux and what causes it?
Reflux is simply the ‘backward flow’ of the stomach contents up into the oesophagus. This is most commonly due to the natural immaturity and weakness of the muscle and valve that lead into the stomach therefore allowing the baby’s feed along with gastric acid to be involuntarily regurgitated. Most people only recognise reflux if the baby vomits, but this is simply not true and many babies who suffer never vomit. quite simply, the force at which the stomach contents come back up determines whether the baby projectile vomits, i...

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About Alison Scott-Wright (for new Mums and Dads!)
Alison is a Mum and Grandmother with a love of babies and a 6th sense when it comes to understanding them. From a background in auxiliary nursing, Alison worked within the caring sector for many years before training and qualifying as a maternity nurse: the rest is years of practical experience. She is classed an expert (nb: A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject, as stated in the Oxford English Dictionary) within the field of baby care, sleep and managing infant reflux. Her work is endorsed by some of the to...

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Travelling across Time Zones with Baby

Travelling across Time Zones with Baby
Baby George has been wowing out antipodean friends during a recent tour of Australia and New Zealand. I wonder how the Royal couple coped on that long relentless journey with George.  Well, the summer season is nearly upon us and many parents face the dilemma of whether or not to travel with their baby. Some recommend - "Do all your traveling whilst they are still babes in arms and before they reach the toddler stage, as whilst they are still babies they are unaware or what's happening, stay in one place and are easier to manage". Oth...

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More thoughts on the Poo Page!

After some in-depth market research I've decided against setting up a page on my website dedicated to "Is my baby's poo normal"..... Sadly the feeling was that pictures of poo would offend too many (and the general census of opinion is that the WWW already seems to be filled with an excess of c#‪#‎p‬!) However, if you are worried, concerned or would like reassurance about the 'normality' of the your baby's nappy content, (or any other baby-related issue) you might like to book a phone consultation with me. Along with returning a complete...

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