Latest by Jan Gambino

Acid Reflux Cookbook for Kids

Parents often ask me if there is a cookbook for kids with reflux. There is no such cookbook because it would probably be very short or just a book of blank pages. If I was writing a cookbook for kids with reflux, it would be one page long. Page 1:** ...

What are the treatments for Colic?

Maybe her symptoms looked like Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) but the doctor said she has colic. Now what? Unfortunately, this is one of those good news/bad new situations. The good news is she has colic and n...

Colic Cry or Reflux Cry?

When your baby is crying, all of your energy is focused on finding a way to calm her. You might try rocking her or walking with her over your shoulder. If that doesn’t work, you might feed her or change her. On and on you go until she is calm again. ...

Autism and GERD: One Child's Story

Many years ago, a child with autism taught me everything I needed to know about autism and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Joey had GERD from infancy and his family struggled like so many families I know to help him to eat, sleep and grow. A ...

Autism and Acid Reflux

There is a great deal of interest in understanding the connection between autism and acid reflux with new research on the horizon. While there has been research in this area, the studies were small and have limited value. More recently, researchers h...

Best Formulas for Reflux Babies

I hear this question all of the time: What is the best formula for a baby with acid reflux? It certainly is an important question because we know diet can be an important part of a reflux treatment plan. Whether or not your baby has acid reflux, it i...

What? No Rice Cereal?!

I was surprised to learn about the new feeding guidelines for infants presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics Conference this month. The session title, Throw out the Rice Cereal certainly got my attention. What? No Rice cereal? But it is hypo...

Ask The Lactation Consultant

Breast milk is often the ultimate “comfort food” for a baby with gastro-esophageal reflux since breast milk is easy to digest and well tolerated by many babies. At the same time, a baby with reflux may have difficulty nursing due to pain and discomfo...

Sleep Solution for Infants and Toddlers: ComfyLiftBed

The ComfyLiftBed is an innovative sleep solution for tired children and worn out parents. I met with Horacio Rubio, the owner of the Positional Therapy Pillow Company to learn more about his products. Rubio knows a great deal about acid reflux from h...

An Acid Reflux Diet for Teens

Teens with reflux are not too happy when they learn what is on the "do not eat" list for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Fun foods like pizza, fried chicken and French fries aren’t exactly on the list. Unfortunately, soda isn’t on ...