Reflux

1 post / 0 new
Reflux

Reflux
Reply Favorites Contact
Hi all, a new baby just joined my class yesterday. She's 5 weeks old, breasfed and has reflux. She gets 15ml of gaviscon before feeds - the mum feeds it into her mouth with a syninge. Has anyone any advice on things that may benefit the baby or things I should avoid,

I'm pretty sure we discussed this on the old f orum so I'll try to have a look there too.

Gaye

Report abuse Quick Reply
Thu, Nov 9 2006 5:50 PM In reply to
helenh

Top 10 Contributor
Joined on Sat, Sep 9 2006
Re: Reflux
Reply Favorites Contact
Hi Gaye,

You were right, this had been discussed on the old forum - all of the info from the old forum has been placed within this new Forum in an area 'Threads from Old Discussion Forum' . To assist I've copied the discussion re reflux below.

Regards

Helen

Lisa Poole
New member
Username: Lisapoole

Post Number: 2
Registered: 03-2005

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2005 - 11:59 am:
Hi Liz

Many thanks for your tips, which I will suggest this week. Do we know why inversions can help with reflux; she is very anxious about trying moves with him and would need some encouragement as to why and how this may help? As you say, we will cover it in more detail on the foundation week-end but any advice at this stage would be appreciated.
Kind regards, Lisa

Liz Doherty
New member
Username: Lizzie

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2003

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 12:30 am:
Lisa,
you don't really cover upside downs in the foundation training. you will get that when you return for your diploma, however one way round this is when flying baby on mums legs to encourage mum to stretch legs upwards. this way the baby can have a fun "inversion" with mum. Or I think you will have covered the introduction to inversion, by encouraging little hand stands. from roller coaster (which can help if kept slow) take babies two legs for a gentle stretch the raise the legs and hips slightly.
probably baby should be over 4 months before havingany large upside down with these but as she is desperate and baby is over three months you could start very gradually introducing them and see how baby responds
liz

Lisa Poole
New member
Username: Lisapoole

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2005

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 10:19 am:
Dear Phenomenal Women

Firstly I would like to to offer a big "thank-you" to you all - having recently completed the foundation baby yoga course with Francois your words and discussion have been of great support; I am gripped every day and I certainly felt you presence and support in my first class on Saturday as 9 older babies set off crawling around the room.

I need some advice for a desperate mother in one of my baby massage classes. Her baby, 3 months, has dreadful reflux and is on all sorts of drops and medicines which seem to be making it worse. We have gone through the hip sequences, relaxed holds and tummy massage strokes but he is in such pain she is now terrified of touching him. I recall from our course that Francois mentioned swings and upside down tilts can be effective for reflux but I can't find anything in my notes or folder and don't want to advise her at this stage as I am unsure. We have discussed it and she admits she instinctively feels like tilting him upside down at times but suffers the same concerns as me!

Any advice welcome.

Many thanks

Lisa P

p.s the relaxation sequence at the end was of particular benefit to this mum.

Report abuse Quick Reply
Sat, Nov 11 2006 7:35 PM In reply to
gaye

Top 25 Contributor
Joined on Sat, Sep 9 2006
Re: Reflux
Reply Favorites Contact
Thanks a million for getting that info out. The baby in my class is younger though so I'm not sure what to do for her. I've looked in Francoise's Baby Yoga bok and inversion (loop the loop) and shoulder stand (raising baby's legs until only shoulders, neck and head are in contact with the ground) are both in the 8 weeks to 4 month section.

Does anyone have any further ideas of how a younger baby will benefit from baby yoga. Any ideas re Tummy Time. Will gentle inversions via the 'flying on the floor' (on mums shins) be OK for one so young?

Thanks all,

Gaye