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Book cover of Why Infant Reflux Matters by Carol Smyth

Book cover of Why Infant Reflux Matters by Carol Smyth

Why Infant Reflux Matters

Release Date:  25th March 2021


About The Book

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 I provide 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. I explain 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.

Author:  Carol Smyth IBCLC

SKU / SIBN:  9781780666402

Details:  2021 | paperback | 160pp | 172x111mm

Price:  £8.99


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