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Baby Blabber, Issue #001 -- Don't Wait To Get Your Baby Out Of Pain
October 01, 2016
|Hi Moms (and Dads)
Welcome to the first edition of Baby Blabber!
The Infant Acid Reflux Solutions News Letter.
We're going to "try" to get this out to you every month. Why do we say try? We spend a lot of time on our facebook group page answering questions and doing what we can to help.
If you want to stop by sometime we'd love to hear from you!
Join our Facebook Group This is where you can connect with other Moms and Dads that are doing the best they can to treat their babies with acid reflux.
And... You get to connect with Dr. P (Dr. Jeffrey Phillips). That's right! The inventor of MarciKids dosing and TummyCare Max and Zegerid, and a ton of other great stuff!
Dr. P is there answering questions all day everyday. We really don't know how he does it.
This edition is all about an article that was written by our team. It touches home to a lot of you Moms that are dealing with reflux but are on the fence about what to do. We know there are a ton of options out there and we support you with whatever decision you choose for your family. We also want to give you as much information as possible so you can make the right choice!
There is a stigmatize that having a baby that suffers from infant acid reflux, which is confused to be colic many, many times, that you are a bad Mom or that you are doing or not doing something to get your baby out of pain and suffering. Going to your health care provider can be frustrating, confusing and alienating. Not that we are slamming doctors. We have a great respect for those who choose an industry in helping people. But most docs have limited time to spend with any one patient. This is the world we live in today.
We can't tell you how many articles I've read when a Mom looks for help for their baby's reflux they’re told "it's not GERD, it's colic and your baby will eventually out grow it. Just wait it out.” Then you see a stream of comments from angered, frustrated Moms screaming about the outrage. "How dare you!" they say. "You have no idea what it's like to be up with a screaming suffering baby for weeks or months on end!” they say. "I don't appreciate you being so judgmental or dismissive!" they say. Hundreds of Moms and a long string of comments full of outrage, frustration and anger.
Why is nobody hearing these Moms and their cry for help and to be heard? Waiting for your baby to "out grow" their reflux is just not an option. In mild cases infant reflux can cause extreme pain, some mild tissue damage, eating aversions that can carry on through a lifetime. Not to mention the alienation infant reflux can cause to a Mom and family. You can't go anywhere because your baby is in so much pain nor can you get anyone to babysit. I've had Moms tell me babysitters calling within an hour of sitting in tears themselves only to run out the door when Mom returns home, never to see that sitter again. Even family members aren't willing or mentally able to give care. The wear down on Moms and family is insurmountable.
In more severe case of infant acid reflux symptoms can be failure to thrive, choking, blue baby syndrome, ear, nose and throat infections and in some major cases, death.
Why are we waiting to treat this condition and why aren't we listening to these Moms?
Sure, I know what you're thinking. “I don't want to give my baby medication.” It's a hard pill to swallow, literally, for Moms when their infant, so early in life, has to be medicated can be disheartening. But it is necessary. Do you give a medication to a child with a headache? Do you provide breathing treatments to a baby that has asthma? The answer is "Yes, of course!" Why wouldn't you give a treatment to a baby with reflux if it works effectively and successfully? It's not a life style choice. It is a treatment to help that baby overcome a temporary situation and keep them out of pain. It is true that most babies outgrow infant reflux or GERD in the first year of life. But why wait and lose those precious years of life?
Don’t wait to treat your baby. Don’t wait to enjoy this time with your baby and most importantly, don’t wait to get your baby out of pain!
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