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The Gastrocolic Reflex

*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

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Acid Reflux & GERD

Reflux, Spitting Up, & GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) It’s pretty likely your baby spits up; about half of babies do. And it can be frustrating, wondering whether your baby is crying because

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Why is my baby fussy?

Obviously there isn’t going to be one magic answer to this question. What makes one baby cry may not even phase another baby. And what makes one baby fuss, may make another baby shriek. This is the

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Jill’s Story: Having a High Need Twin

I am a mom of 11 1/2 month old twin daughters and one of my twins is what I would call a high need baby. I was so excited to be having my daughters but quickly realized that my life was going to be more

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Colic and Postpartum Depression

A Strong Link between Infant Fussiness and Depression While rarely talked about, it’s no surprise that infant fussiness and postpartum depression are linked. In fact, a 2005 study done by Brown Medical

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Getting Things Done with a Fussy Baby

It was a hot June day and I had half the fence painted. It was my summer project and I was trying to get it done before the birth of my first son. Labour began and he was born. For the next couple of weeks,

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Sleep and Fussy Babies

Many parents of fussy babies complain that their little ones are unpredictable when it comes to sleep. In fact, sleep issues are one of the most common problems brought up by members of our Facebook support

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How to Soothe a Crying Baby

By Judy Arnall, Founder of Attachment Parenting Canada It’s 8pm and your baby won’t stop crying. You’ve checked for signs of illness, and she seems healthy. She’s just not happy and you are desperate

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Coping with the Stress of Colic

Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D., M.S., P.T Hormones, sleep deprivation, recovering from delivery, being responsible for the life of your beautiful new baby…There are many reasons for emotional distress for

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Annilee’s Story: A Baby with a Dairy Intolerance

When our son was born, he was calm…until they took him away to do his vitals…and then he screamed. He actually sounded like a flock of seagulls, it was so loud and screechy. My husband and

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