Infant Reflux can be a very distressing condition for babies and parents alike. This article explains what it is, the causes and all the signs and symptoms.
We have been delighted with the positive feedback we have received about our new magazine Sunny Days! Everyone here at The Children's Clinic has contributed to the magazine so it's packed with great information about baby and child health issues. Frank discusses Infant Reflux, a condition we continue to see very frequently and Glue Ear. Helen … Continue reading Sunny Days Magazine
Tongue tie, or ankyloglossia to give it its correct title, seems to be on the increase in Ireland. One reason for this may be that more babies are breast feeding now than say thirty years ago: thankfully our breastfeeding rates are slowly getting better. A bottle-feeding baby can manage to feed with a tongue tie … Continue reading Tongue tie and Breast-feeding – What you need to know!
Breastfeeding is the natural way of feeding human babies. Breast milk is designed specifically for us and cannot be equaled in properties and content by any man-made formula. For most women breast feeding works well right from the start. For others, some help is needed to get going. Latching on The most important thing to … Continue reading Breast Feeding – Getting the basics right at the start! By Mary Cullinane, Lactation Consultant at The Children’s Clinic Cork.
What is Infant Reflux? Infant Reflux is a condition where the contents of the stomach pass into the oesophagus. This may then be swallowed back down (as in silent reflux), pass into the mouth (regurgitation) or be ejected from the mouth (vomiting). Up to 70% of babies regurgitate some stomach contents into their mouth at … Continue reading Infant Reflux Explained!
Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) is a condition we see frequently here at the clinic. It can very often be the primary condition in other digestive disorders. However getting a diagnosis of CMPA can be difficult due to the varying symptoms experienced. Family history is an important factor in the diagnosis of CMPA and … Continue reading Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy Diagnosis and the Importance of Family History.
Infant Reflux is a condition we see every day here at the clinic. What our years of experience has shown us is that there are many different levels of Reflux and no one solution that works for all babies. Some babies have a positional reflux, where keeping the baby propped up can alleviate the symptoms. … Continue reading Infant Reflux Survival Strategies.
There are many levels of Reflux in babies varying from a mild version to a very severe reflux that requires medication. The treatment has to be dictated by the level of Reflux and therefore, it is very important to seek the advice of a medical practitioner before you change any aspect of your baby’s feeding … Continue reading Reflux Formulas – What they are and how they work.
When a baby is crying non-stop, upset and in obvious distress it’s very easy to get advice on what to do to settle baby! Look online and you will see the numerous suggestions offered, all are well-intentioned but many can be off the mark. Before you start changing formulas, giving drops or driving 100 miles … Continue reading Getting the Diagnosis Right!
What is Lactose? Lactose is the sugar found in milk and milk products. Human breast milk contains around 7% lactose and formula contains a similar amount. Lactose is broken down in the stomach by the enzyme Lactase into Glucose and Galactose, which can then be absorbed into the bloodstream and used by the body. … Continue reading Lactose Overload