I just wanted to say how incredibly helpful i have found these threads and the RISA website. I have only just realised this week that my baby may have reflux. THE RISA website was sooo helpful in bringing me this understanding and meant that I knew what was significant when I saw my GP, who very quickly agreed that reflux is likely to be the issue. I cried and cried when I read the list of symptoms, as i realised I had begun to think of my beautiful little 6 week old boy as 'difficult' or 'grumpy' or myself as just no good with babies, not realising he was in real pain.
I have a referral to a paed. which I will follow up ASAP, but I wanted to thank you for the wonderful advice you offer both here and on your website. How lovely that your responses to all the concerned mums on this site are so warm and caring, and detailed!!! I have found them extemely helpful. After just a day or two of following a lot of this advice, I have noticed such a change in my little fellow. I'm also planning to take dairy out of my diet (YIKES! I'm a dairy farmer's daughter!) to see if that might further help. Basically, I'll do anything to ease my little fellow's discomfort. I just thought you guys should get some encouragement too though for the great help you are to us frazzled and hurting mums who want so much to do the right things for our babies.