For generations, doctors have been diagnosing babies with colic, offering little comfort and few solutions to worried, weary parents. But recent medical advances made through cutting-edge technology now reveal that many if not most cases of colic are actually caused by acid reflux. In this revolutionary book, Bryan Vartabedian, a noted pediatric gastroenterologist and theFor generations, doctors have been diagnosing babies with colic, offering little comfort and few solutions to worried, weary parents. But recent medical advances made through cutting-edge technology now reveal that many if not most cases of colic are actually caused by acid reflux. In this revolutionary book, Bryan Vartabedian, a noted pediatric gastroenterologist and the father of two babies with acid reflux, provides hands-on, practical advice about this hidden epidemic–and how to make your own baby happy again. • Recognize the seven signs of reflux in infancy. • Discover the role of milk protein allergy–the other colic. • Learn what, when, and how to feed an irritable baby and the best positions for sleep. • Recognize the role of formula, breast milk, bottle systems, burping, and pacificers in your baby’s fussiness, and irritability.• Understand when and why your baby may need testing for reflux. Weigh the pros and cons of available treatment options. Identify when a specialist is needed and where to find one.Complete with inspiring real-life cases of colic solved, plus tips, sidebars, and illustrations, this essential guide provides real answers to a problem that has been upsetting babies–and parents–for years. Help and hope are at hand!“This is the book for every parent whose young baby is a ‘bundle of misery,’ in pain, and hard to feed, and for that baby’s pediatrician, too.”–Laura Nathanson, M.D., F.A.A.P., author of The Portable Pediatrician“Great news for exhausted parents and for suffering babies! Colic Solved gets to the root of what is making many babies cry, and offers powerful, real-world solutions. This is a must-have book for desperate parents everywhere.”–Alan Greene, MD, FAAP, author of From First Kicks to First Steps and founder of DrGreene.comFrom the Trade Paperback edition....
|Title||:||Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby|
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Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby Reviews
The author is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children's Hospital at The Woodlands near Houston. This book explains the most common cause of colic among babies: stomach acid coming up through the esophagus (reflux). This explanation was the consensus arrived at by a conference of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, which met in 2001. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) stop the stomach contents from backing up into the esophagus. Doctors can use pH probes to check for excess acidity in the gastrointestinal tract. If the stomach material backs all the way up into the pharynx, it may then go down the trachea, causing irritation in the lungs. Reflux is more common in premature babies. The author recommends that for babies suffering from acid reflux, they be kept vertical for 20-30 minutes after feeding. If reflux is the cause of colic, there are drugs your doctor can prescribe to reduce the amount of stomach acid production. Antibiotics can be used for reflux that is caused by the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers in adults, H. pylori. Other causes of colic that the author discusses include swallowing air during feeding, milk protein allergy, maternal diet, and lactose intolerance. Superhypoallergenic baby formula can help babies with milk protein allergy. Endoscopes can be used to examine the intestines for evidence of milk protein allergies. If the muscle between the stomach and small intestines becomes thickened, this is called pyloric stenosis, and may cause projectile vomiting. A baby spitting up bile is an indication of a bowel obstruction. If there is blood in the baby's spit-up, you should inform your pediatrician. The blood usually comes from the stomach, but it can also come from a cracked nipple in breast-fed babies. Looking on the Internet, I found some more recent research into other possible causes of colic: sensitive temperament, maternal smoking, migraine headaches, and the colon bacteria Klebsiella. Research on the causes of infant colic does not appear to be as clear cut and definitive as Vartabedian would have you believe. The author advises to take your baby to a specialist called a pediatric gastroenterologist. Pediatric dentists are often on the lookout for signs of acid reflux. Acid reflux is one of the main causes of tooth decay.
Thank goodness a pediatric gastroenterologist wrote this book for sleepless mothers who can't figure out what is going on with their screaming child. Since my kiddo has not fit the classic 'sick' definition of acid reflux from the beginning, I have known something was wrong, but doubted the diagnosis all along. Vartabedian does an excellent job outlining the way this disease manifests in infants and children, and expertly lays out treatment options and what to expect. I can sleep better knowing what I'm dealing with.
Written by a pediatrician in terms & phrases that a sleep deprived, worried, stressed out mommy can understand with all natural tips & tricks that are very useful & effective. Many thanks to the doctor for taking time to write such a much needed book.
essential for a parent of a reflux baby