December 16, 2018

Reflux & Colic

 

Colic

Colic is a condition affecting 1-2 infants out of every 5. Traditionally, it is defined by the rule of 3’s and by a baby that cries uncontrollably for:

  • 3 hours per day
  • 3 days per week
  • For 3 weeks in a row

Since it’s inception in the 1950’s the basic understanding of Colic and what causes it, is the same. We really don’t know. There are many theories, but not great answers and ones that tend to fall along the lines of “your baby will out grow it when he/she is 4 months old”. It is, in our opinion, a blanket term. One that is used to describe a baby that cries and fusses more than “normal”.

We wholeheartedly believe that Colic does exist and there are babies that suffer from it. However, at the root of it all, there is a missing link. In one way or another, your baby’s needs aren’t being met. We will help you find the missing links and significantly improve or eliminate all together the “Colic” symptoms your baby is experiencing.

 

Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, other wise known as GERD. GERD occurs when food and contents from the stomach come back up (refluxes). This typically causes the baby to spit up. There are variations of standard reflux, which include Silent Reflux and Nocturnal Reflux.

In a good bit of cases, reflux is blamed on the under developed Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES). While the LES does play a role in the development of reflux, there are many factors that influence the severity of reflux your baby experiences. In the majority of babies a number of modifications can be made in order to significantly improve or reduce all together your baby’s reflux. Most modifications are natural and easy to make, but some babies may require reflux medications for short periods of time. This is to help reduce inflammation that has already been caused. It is important to note that it is not ideal for reflux medications to be used on a long term basis. Long term use of acid reducers can affect your baby’s ability to produce stomach acid as he/she grows, which may cause gut and digestion issues in the future.

 

Colic & Reflux Package – The Charlotte $600

  • 3-4 hour in home visit and evaluation
  • Review of baby’s routine
  • Ensuring proper nursery set up, conducive for proper sleep
  • Review of baby’s formula, mother’s diet and reflux medication
  • Review of age appropriate day and night time schedule for your infant
  • Detailed review of baby’s and mother’s symptoms, reflux questionnaire
  • Written recommendations for how to reduce or eliminate your infant’s reflux and colic
  • 1 week unlimited phone or text support 9 am – 7 pm MST