Infant Reflux

Some experts worry that GERD is being overdiagnosed in infants; others say it isn't being taken seriously enough - Melinda Beck

Infant Reflux
Infant Reflux

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Calling an Ordinary Health Problem a Disease Leads to Bigger Problems

As any parent knows, babies spit up. It’s gastroesophageal reflux, a pediatrician will explain — milk leaking backward from the stomach. When I was a pediatrics resident, my hospital constructed foam wedges for infants to sleep on. The thinking was that infants who were sleeping at an angle would be less likely to have milk come back up.

The wedges cost about $150. They didn’t work.

Wedges aren’t the only fix doctors have attempted. We’ve tried to construct special infant seats to prevent reflux. We’ve tried thickening foods. We’ve tried changing to special formulas. None of these things…

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 Calling an Ordinary Health Problem a Disease Leads to Bigger Problems

Children with GERD have symptoms so severe that it degrades their life. It’s rare. But over time, more and more babies with reflux were labeled as having a “disease.”

Gastric Reflux Support Network New Zealand

If your infant does not have a diagnosis of gastric reflux, but you need support coping with an infant who spills and/or is irritable, please visit

You’ve found a great place to research & educate yourself so you can be the best advocate for your baby! I am a mom. I was a desperate mom. I found in 2003, when my baby was a newborn, and I never left!

Living with Reflux

Supporting families with children with gastro-oesophageal reflux and reflux disease.

Reflux Rebels

The Reflux Rebels is a site comprised of the experiences of caregivers who share the common thread of infant reflux. It is here to provide some basic information that has been of help to other families as they advocated for the most effective treatments for children.

My Life as a Reflux Mum

To all those Reflux Mummy's out there, I want you to know you are a great mum and it is tough, I know it is. But you will make it through. Breathe. Let yourself cry. Accept help.

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