Reflux Is A Symptom...
and there is always a solution!
Reflux is the catch-all term that is used for Gastro Esophageal Reflux (GER) or Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and essentially is the involuntary regurgitation of stomach contents (including stomach acid). While this is a completely normal physiological process, what is not normal is repeated regurgitation that causes 'marked distress', as happens with GERD. Ongoing suffering and pain in our babies is NOT normal and causes huge emotional stress to the babies affected and their parents.
If this is you, my heart goes out to you. It is hard! It is exhausting! It is heartbreaking!
But rest assured, you are in the right place! I can help!
You may have been told 'reflux is normal' because it affects about 50% of babies in North America.
It is common, yes, but it is NOT normal.
Reflux is actually a symptom, rather than a 'disease', and there is always a solution.
And by reflux I also mean silent reflux (reflux without vomiting), colic, and even food allergies and intolerances. All of these have symptoms that overlap, and they frequently get mistakenly diagnosed, one for the other, when really the approach to resolving them is the same.
Let me help you figure out what that the solution is for your unique baby and get you both some relief!
We'll take a comprehensive look at your situation, your baby's symptoms, and determine what the root cause of the reflux is. It might be an easy fix, or it might take visits to various practitioners to help (like getting a tongue tie released, or a naturopath to help with food allergies or intolerances). But rest assured that I will be there to investigate, recommend, and support you along the way.