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07/15/2010
...Our post today is a guest blog entry from Brittney, one of the founders of the Reflux Rebels, a support group for parents of children with reflux, MSPI and other GI issues. You can also find the Reflux Rebels on BabyCenter, where they have an active group of over 1,800 parents. We’d like to thank her for guest blogging for us. I’m Brittney, a stay-at-home-mom to three beautiful kids; 2 bouncing, beautiful girls and...
06/17/2010
...To follow up on Mallory’s post on Dysphagia, GERD, and Silent Aspiration in children, in this post we discuss the use of thickeners. We’ll also share some thickener options and questions you should ask the healthcare team. Your child’s healthcare team may recommend a thickener to help manage: reflux (“GER”), also called spitting up in infants dysphagia (trouble or difficulty swallowing), and/or aspiration (when fluid or food getting into the lungs) If your little...
10/21/2010
...Experiencing no breathing problems from the vomiting then your little one is what pediatricians call a “happy spitter” and no treatment is needed. Infant Reflux and GERD Reflux occurs when the contents of the stomach flow back up into the esophagus. When reflux is severe, it can progress to a more serious condition such as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD symptoms include heartburn, regurgitation of food or sour liquid, difficulty swallowing, coughing, wheezing and chest...
12/08/2009
...Does it seem like your baby spits up all the time? Do you have to constantly change their clothes (and yours) because they have trouble keeping formula or breastmilk down? If this sounds like your little one, you might be dealing with either GER or GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) a more serious form of Gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which is very common. According to the National Institutes of Health, GER occurs when the...
12/02/2016
...Did you know that gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in infants is very common? According to the National Institutes of Health, about half of all infants spit up in the first 3 months of life and it typically resolves by 12-14 months of age. GER occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter, which is the opening between the esophagus and stomach, opens spontaneously, for varying periods of time, or does not close properly. This allows stomach...
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05/07/2018
...blood results from inflammation in the gut. It can appear in the diaper as either red or black. Red blood means the bleeding is in the lower end of the gut. Black color usually signals bleeding higher up, like from uncontrolled reflux. If you notice red or black in your baby’s diaper, call the doctor. Mucus looks like what comes out of your nose when you have a cold or runny nose. It looks sticky...
06/05/2012
...from the mouth to the stomach, where the majority of digestion begins. Disorders of the Esophagus The LES prevents the stomach contents and acids from coming up into the esophagus. When the LES does not work properly, stomach acids can travel backwards into the esophagus, a condition we know as reflux. This can lead to symptoms like heartburn, coughing, or hoarseness. When reflux occurs frequently and causes symptoms, this is known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease...
...to consult an allergist. The skin test the allergist conducted on Aidan showed no allergy to soy so the family tried a soy-based infant formula. At the first feeding, the formula caused Aidan to vomit for nearly six hours. That’s when Laura scheduled an appointment with a gastroenterologist who prescribed a medication to treat his reflux symptoms. Even with the reflux medicine, Aidan was still not a healthy baby. Frustrated, Laura and Brett took Aidan...
   
 
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