Like Emily’s baby A, my little boy also suffered from severe reflux in the early days. He was premature (born at 33 weeks) and severe reflux is very common in premmies. Managing it was the main focus of the first few months of his life, and due to his small size and failure to gain weight we went to a medical solution quite early. However this post is about the non-medical solutions we used.
This post is NOT MEDICAL ADVICE, just my experience.
Continue reading Reflux Remedies – non medical
Before I became pregnant I had an image in my head of how it would be. I would be glowing with magical thick pregnancy hair and beautiful, clear pregnancy skin. With my hand resting gently on my neat bump I would slowly and serenely go about my day. I’m sure that for many ladies this is the reality but for some of us things are a bit more difficult.
Continue reading A bump in the road (or how not to do pregnancy)
I felt like I’d won the lottery when, at the tender age of 10 weeks, my baby girl started sleeping in 8 hour stretches through the night. It almost made up for the fact that most of those first 10 weeks were spent in floods of tears as I struggled, and failed, to breastfeed.
However, as we cracked on with the formula, the sleep situation disintegrated at approximately the same rate it’d improved. She would wake up writhing and struggling with wind. My sympathy soon gave way to frustration as she failed to re-settle and seemingly endless hours were spent rubbing and rocking and crying (sometimes all three of us!). By Christmas we were barely sleeping at all and I’d reached desperation point. It was like thieves had snuck into our house in the night and stolen our lottery win while we slept. Hahahahaha! Just kidding. We never slept.
Continue reading Our experience of cranial osteopathy
This picture is of my adorable baby, A, and it is pretty typical of her life so far. She spends most of her waking hours shrouded in layers of muslins. No, it is not a questionable fashion choice on my part. The muslins go hand in hand with a lingering sour odour and constant suspect white stains on clothing and soft furnishings to signal that I have a Reflux Baby.
Continue reading Living with a Reflux Baby