If you don't know the story behind Down With Spitup, I am happy to tell it now. Two years ago our family was blessed with a healthy boy who couldn't keep things down. A "happy spitter" who thrived despite letting loose what I felt were boatloads of spitup with each feeding. Long story short, under the guidance of our doctor, and after 18 months of no sleep and constant laundry, our boy simply outgrew his issues.
During those long 18 months I spent countless hours online, and in forums, and trying to figure out 1. how to help my child and 2. how to cope. It's not like the rest of my life just paused for these 18 months so I could work through it; in fact, it was more chaotic than ever. That said, I found healing by building what I continue to strive to be the best online support system available on reflux and the related issues involved.
I learned quickly that my experience and knowledge in the area is quite limited, and continues to be with each new article I come across and conversation I have.
What I do know is that at least once a week I end up sharing my site with a new contact - who by random chance - shares their new baby (niece, neighbor, grandchild) has reflux.
It doesn't make me happy that these issues are so common, but it does motivate me to continue building what I started.
My situation has changed, as well as my perspective. With a few months of sleep and a break from reflux in our family, I can see clearer through the eyes of other parents and their loud cries and laughs of desperation. The stories they tell online and through social media speak volumes to the daily challenges they face in real life. I hope to continue to be a source of strength - as small as it may be - to these families and help them find a rainbow in their storm.
Spit Up Support Blog
Yea, I went there. Nearly half of all babies spit up, regularly. Some more, some less, and for many it's just plain scary.
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