Why Infant Reflux Matters
Many babies are fussy and spit up milk, and in recent years it has become common for them to be diagnosed with ‘reflux’ and medicated with antacids, thickeners and acid suppressants. However, research tells us that reflux is normal in young babies and that many of the symptoms associated with it may in fact be misunderstood baby behaviours rather than clinical symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
In Why Infant Reflux Matters Carol Smyth provides a simple and practical guide to understanding reflux that will help you avoid unnecessary medication if a simple change in feeding technique or care can help reduce your baby’s symptoms. She explains what reflux is, why it happens, the difference between reflux and GORD, the role of stomach acid, and what research tells us about treatment. The book also explores the symptoms commonly attributed to reflux and looks at whether they might have other causes, and includes a plan you can work through for your individual baby to help you make informed decisions about their care.
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Author: Carol Smyth
Publishers: Pinter & Martin
Format: 172 x 111 mm
The Unhappy Baby
"Carol Smyth carefully and expertly untangles the issues to provides sound suggestions and encouragement for working through the exhausting issue of a very unhappy baby. A must for anyone with a fussy baby who is feeling overwhelmed by it all."
"This is a hidden gem of a book which deserves not to be hidden. It packs an enormous punch of valuable, evidence-based information, into fewer that 150 short pages. It is ever warm in tone, clear, inclusive and balanced."