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Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby
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 the ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published January 21st 2009 by Ballantine Books
(first published 2009)
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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“So until babies are closer to term and stuff comes up into the pharynx, their response may be to simply hold their breath, resulting in apnea and sometimes slowing of their heart rate. As one of the more frightening complications of reflux in infancy, this typically warrants treatment and close cardiopulmonary monitoring.”More quotes…