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Hi there

Can anyone give advise/suggestions on poses or moves that might help a baby that has reflux problems. The baby is on countless medication so it's quiet severe. Is there anything I should avoid apart from too much time on the back? I have heard that inversions are good for this but if so, can someone explain why.

Any information greatly recieved, Clare

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Tue, May 27 2008 5:41 PM In reply to
Belle

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You have probably had all your answers by now, but my son was/is a severe refluxer and has had pneumonia twice in his 1st year as a result of it.

Plenty of tummy time with the prone postions either on the floor or on mums thighs helped, this helped to tone up the muscles inside and set him on his long road to eventual recovery. Yes inversions were good, he was definately more settled after these sessions, i can only assume it takes the pressure off of the weak part of the oesopahgus and allows blood to flow freely to the area thus assisting in the repair of the burnt tissues, all the usual colic postions and moves such as the hip sequences were helpful and he loved drops, i am assuming this too released pressure on the oesophagus even momentarily. Apart form that we always participated in all areas of the classes and found it all beneficial to both of us.

At home we found very upright sling postions good and also as i was breastfeeding i had to learn a position wher he could be upright to feed - this usually meant me standing with him in a relaxed hold facing me with his legs dangling. Homeopathy helped massively too, and at 2 we still regularly use these treatments as opposed to all the horrific stuff we were given by the paeds team. I also found weaning was best late with finger foods a la Gill Rapley as puree was too easily vomited back up. Teething is/was horrendous with the symptoms peaking at these times and we still suffer now after any illness with any new tooth, we have a period of 2 weeks or so of repeated vomiting, apparently he should grow out of it by 5.

An awful awful thing to have but mine is always smiling and jolly despite everything.

Hope that helps

Belle