Reflux is a very common worry for parents, and is often misdiagnosed in babies. Research suggests that only 0.9% of children have GORD (reflux disease), yet many babies are being diagnosed with reflux and this commonly sets them on a cycle of medication. Many times parents feel uncomfortable with this and would like to understand more about reflux and how to help their baby naturally.
The reflux workshop discusses the following:
- What reflux is and what the research and why there has been a surge in the diagnosis of reflux in the last 25 years
- Symptoms which need investigated and common situations which are misdiagnosed
- What happens in the stomach and the oesophagus during reflux
- What medications do in the body
- Root Causes of Reflux Symptoms and Resolving the Cause
- What a baby needs for correct digestion
- How mum and baby's interactions play a role
- How feeding rhythms affect reflux
- How positioning, latch and other functional issues can cause reflux symptoms
- Other causes of silent reflux
- The role of allergies
It will be an interactive workshop where your questions and concerns around reflux can be discussed. Although it can't replace a consultation, general guidance around feeding solutions can be discussed as well as next steps to investigate causes of suspected reflux in your baby, in order to resolve any feeding issues which may be contributing to symptoms. It should be noted that the topics discussed are not specific to breastfeeding, but are applicable to all babies, whether feeding at the breast or feeding by bottle, so the workshop is applicable to all babies with reflux.
The workshop lasts 3 hrs. You can register interest for the workshop below, and you will get an email when the next date has been confirmed. If you are a professional / breastfeeding support group / parenting group and would like to run the workshop for your group, please contact me.
This 50 min webinar is an condensed version of the Reflux Workshop. It is divided into 2 parts. The first part covers a summary of what reflux is, what the research says, clinical guidelines, side effects of standard treatments and how it is often misdiagnosed.
The 2nd half looks at what common feeding issues are often misdiagnosed as reflux and how cultural parenting norms plays a role. It also looks at the role of acid in the stomach and discusses the role of allergy. This section particularly can be helpful for mums who are trying to work out what the cause of their baby's symptoms may be.
The webinar is designed to show how reflux is often misdiagnosed and to show the range of issues that can cause reflux like symptoms and how they can be resolved. An IBCLC can then help to work through issues which you identify may be a cause of reflux symptoms in your baby.
The webinar is viewed via YouTube and available to you for 10 days. You will receive a link by email within 24 hrs of purchase. The email will be an automated mail from Google/YouTube so you may need to check your spam folder. If you don't receive an email please contact me.
Pay for the webinar via PayPal.
All material on this website is provided for educational purposes only. Online information cannot replace an in-person consultation with a qualified, independent International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or your health care provider. If you are concerned about your health, or that of your child, consult with your health care provider regarding the advisability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your individual situation.