Tag: Reflux

Getting Through The Fussy Stage: A Story Of Hope

Getting Through The Fussy Stage: A Story Of Hope

11:44 am |

Editor’s note: Special thanks to Leslee Harrington for sharing her story of hope with us! My son James was born November 13, 2014 at 39 weeks. He was a planned Cesarean since he was breech.  I like to joke and say he was literally stubborn before he was born! From the beginning we struggled with […]

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Kimberly’s Story: How to Survive with a High Need Baby

Kimberly’s Story: How to Survive with a High Need Baby

[ 1 ] 12:12 pm |

I write this story as my 10 month old daughter sleeps quietly in her crib. She is sleeping alone, in her room, self-soothing, and for more than 20 minutes. I write this story as a survivor. That is what we parents of high need/colicky babies are; we are not only parents but we are survivors. My story […]

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Baby Cries All Day: Is it Possible to Have All-Day Colic?

Baby Cries All Day: Is it Possible to Have All-Day Colic?

[ 4 ] 4:29 pm |

It it possible to have all-day colic? If not, why does my baby cry all day? Prior to having kids, you might have imagined parenthood something like this:  You bring your baby home from the hospital, still slightly hungover on adrenaline and hormones, and prepare for your new life together. You already know babies cry […]

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Ask the Experts: Harvey Karp

Ask the Experts: Harvey Karp

[ 0 ] 12:51 pm |

Dr. Harvey Karp is a pediatrician and author of the best-selling books, CD’s and DVD’s in the Happiest Baby on the Block and the Happiest Toddler on the Block series.  Dr. Karp’s techniques offer parents a very practical and effective way of not only calming their baby, but also of helping them sleep longer. These […]

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Sierra’s Story: Colic and Chiropractic

Sierra’s Story: Colic and Chiropractic

[ 3 ] 3:20 pm |

I have been on this site for a couple weeks now, reading all your posts and comments about all your sweet babies and how they are high needs, fussy, colicky, acid reflux, etc. I have read through all the things you do or have done to see if there’s something else I can try for my […]

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Feeding a Fussy Baby: Causes, Challenges and Solutions

Feeding a Fussy Baby: Causes, Challenges and Solutions

[ 9 ] 9:42 pm |

One of the most challenging aspects of having a fussy baby is feeding. Parents of fussy or high need babies often report short, unpredictable and difficult feedings, regardless of whether the baby is breastfed or formula-fed. Common feeding issues for fussy babies include: Fussing or crying during or after a feeding Baby pulling away or […]

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Christine’s Story: Surviving Silent Reflux

Christine’s Story: Surviving Silent Reflux

[ 9 ] 7:15 am |

Before my baby was born, I spent months in search of the perfect everything: The crib that would be the perfect size to wheel into our bedroom, an organic mattress that would ensure no toxins be near her sweet head, a stroller with bassinet so as not to disturb her slumber. I was under the […]

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Feeding a Baby with Reflux

Feeding a Baby with Reflux

[ 1 ] 2:02 pm |

My 4 week old baby seems to have a hard time feeding. He often cries during feeding (both breast and bottle). He gets very squirmy, arches his back, and screams. He also tends to spit up quite a lot after feeding. The doctor has said he has reflux, and he is on medication to help […]

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When is Fussiness a Concern?

When is Fussiness a Concern?

[ 0 ] 1:43 pm |

One of the most common discussions in my pediatric practice is what to do when your infant is fussy. Most healthy babies will reach their peak fussiness between 4 and 6 weeks of age. Because I have a large newborn practice, I encourage all of my patients to come in for a 4 week check, […]

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The Gastrocolic Reflex

The Gastrocolic Reflex

[ 1 ] 1:25 pm |

*Note: The section below refers to the Gastrocolic Reflex, not reflux The gastrocolic reflex is the reflex that is triggered when we eat, which stimulates the colon to start emptying itself to make room for more food. Or, in even simpler terms: When we eat, the gastrocolic reflex tells our colon it’s time to poop! […]

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