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Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I’ll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I’ll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for others in your family without acid reflux disease. Bon Appétit!
Blueberry-Banana Yogurt Bars
One of the keys to cooking for children who live with acid reflux disease is to make the things they can eat as interesting as possible. This time of year, you can easily find really fun popsicle molds. In our area, both the grocery stores and dollar stores carry them. If your child does not tolerate blueberries, you can leave them out and still make a sweet treat with just the bananas and yogurt.
2 cups Greek yogurt (rice or coconut yogurt substitute well)
1/2 large banana (it should be fairly ripe for sweetnes...
A baby with a chronic illness may need to have one or more
medications, possibly for long periods of time. Often these
medications are given at home by the parents or a caregiver.
The parents and/or the caregiver of a chronically-ill baby may
find times when he or she is under great stress. When this happens,
attention to detail can go lacking, and a resultant problem could
be improper dosage of medication given to the child.
However, you can take steps that can help you reduce errors in
giving medication at home. Following are a few common-sense
suggestions that you may find helpful.
Suggestion 1: Have one person in charge of
In our home, we have found that if one person is in charge of
giving the medications each day it makes the issue of when and how
much is given significantly easier to deal with. When it is not
possible to have just one person give the medication (for such
reasons as conflicting work schedules) then good communication
between those giving the medicin...
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs when stomach contents come back up into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) during or after a meal. A ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus opens and closes to allow food to enter the stomach. This ring of muscle is called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). This sphincter opens to release gas (burping) after meals in normal infants, children, and adults. When the sphincter opens in infants, the stomach contents often go up the esophagus and out the mouth (spitting up or vomiting). GER can also occur when babies cough, cry, or strain. Most infants with GER are happy and healthy even though they spit up or vomit. Symptoms GER occurs often in normal infants. More than half of all babies experience reflux in the first 3 months of life. An infant with GER may experience these symptoms: Spitting Vomiting Coughing Irritability Poor feeding Blood in the stools Only a small number of infants have severe symptoms due to GER. Mo...
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