Latest by Jan Gambino

Tongue Tied Baby with Reflux

Recently I have been contacted by several moms about feeding issues when the baby is tongue tied and has Gastroesophageal reflux. Tongue tied or Ankyloglossia occurs when the small piece of skin under the tongue (called the frenulum) is tight. The to...

Ask the Reflux Mom: Loud Gurgling in My Throat

I am a teen with a terrible problem. Often I have a loud gurgling sound in my throat after I eat. It is loud enough for someone standing next to me to hear it. How embarrassing is that? It can happen right after I eat or even an hour after eating. So...

Is It Safe For My Reflux Baby to Sleep In Her Car Seat?

I know plenty of babies with reflux who play, digest and sleep in their car seat at home. My reflux baby was fairly content if I held her 24/7. There were times when I did put her down in the car seat because I just had to have my hands free. For exa...

Can I Drink Soda If I Have Acid Reflux?

Soda is often on the "do not drink" list for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. When you combine the high acid content of soda with the carbonation or bubbles in the soda, it is likely there will be backwashing, burping or b...

Reflux Medication and Bacterial Overgrowth

A recently published study found a link between taking Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) medication for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and bacterial overgrowth. PPI medication is better known by the brand names such as Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid an...

Help! My Toddler is a Picky Eater!

Whether or not your child has Gastroesophageal Reflux, picky eating is common in children ages 15 months to 3 years of age. Picky eating is often characterized by only eating a few foods and beverages, skipping whole food groups (such as fruits and v...

Ask the Reflux Mom: Teen with a Stomach Ache

Question: My 15 year old daughter has been complaining of a stomach ache off and on for a few months. She has even ended up in the nurse’s office at school a few times. How do I know if she really has a stomach ache or if she is just trying to avoid ...

Product Alert: RES-Q Wedge for Infant Reflux

The RES-Q Wedge is a new option for positioning an infant with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. While there are several wedges and slings on the market to position an infant with reflux in an upright position for sleep and play, the RES-Q Wedge is un...

Overweight Reflux Baby?

You may be struggling to help your baby with gastroesophageal reflux gain weight so it may seem impossible for a baby with reflux to be** overweight** or** obese**. Most Reflux Moms and Dads I know are watching every ounce and cheering when there has ...

Do I Have Acid Reflux or GERD?: Clearing Up The Lingo

Do you have Acid Reflux, Acid Reflux Disease or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Or is it Heartburn or Indigestion? Is there a difference? When it comes to discussing the digestive system, the lingo can be very confusing. With all of the information ...