Time to get a little serious here.
The decision to medicate your baby who shows symptoms of reflux is a major one. Everyone I've ever talked to on the subject has their own opinion (and their doctor's) and their own story.
This very personal decision should not be taken lightly. And trust me, from what I've seen on the web, the opinions are about as polarizing as the breast vs bottle-feed debate.
In my situation, our doctor encouraged us to stick it out based on several factors including continued weight gain. In the end, it took nearly a year, but eventually the reflux subsided. Other families have no other options but medical intervention based on the severity. Whatever the case, this decision weighs heavy, especially when no one in the house is sleeping.
I invite you to share your story or opinion - please know anonymity is welcome! I think parents need to see the variety of situations out there so they don't feel so isolated. Please share with anyone else you know that has faced, or is experiencing this.
Also check out some more recent articles that highlight the high-profile aspects of this debate.
Calling an Ordinary Health Problem a Disease Leads to Bigger Problems (NY Times)
The Great Baby Reflux Epidemic, or not...
Fear that reflux treatment for babies will be denied under new Nice guidance (UK)
Contact me direct, or share your opinions and stories in the comments below.
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