Latest by Jan Gambino

Lessons Learned From Going to School With Acid Reflux

Going to school with acid reflux has taught me many lessons about managing acid reflux during the school day, whether it is preschool or high school. As parents, we have developed a fine-tuned plan for managing acid reflux at home and it may be stres...

Eat This, Not That for Teens with Reflux

Have you seen the book, Eat This, Not That? by David Zinczenko? The book shows the nutritional values of common, name brand foods at home and in restaurants with substitutions to save calories, fat and other hidden ingredients. My teens with acid ref...

Pollywog Baby: A Wedge is Born

Annette Cottrell is just like you and me-she never intended to be a Reflux Mom until the day her son was born. On her website, www.pollywogbaby.com Annette tells her story: "When my first son was born, his reflux brought my life to a complete st...

Flying the Friendly Skies

Flying with your refluxers (kids with reflux) this summer? Me too. I am planning ahead so the kids can keep to their eating routines and stay away from reflux trigger foods as much as possible. In a way, it is probably a positive change that the airl...

Are PPI's Safe?

Recently, I have seen several TV news stories and newspaper articles about the safety of Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPI’s, a popular medication to treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD. You may be more familiar with the brand names of PPI’s su...

What is wrong with my baby?

I think parents and especially mothers have a sense that something is wrong well before everyone else. Yet even when the baby is having digestive problems that suggest a diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (G...

New Product Alert: AR Pillow

Like many Reflux Moms, Liz, the inventor of the AR Pillow didn’t intend to develop a product or run a company. She was desperate to help her son Aidan, who cried incessantly from reflux. The doctor advised her to hold Aidan at a 30 degree angle after ...

Beyond Tired-Sleep issues and GERD

So tired. So tired of waking up night after night, hour after hour. So tired my whole body aches and my brain doesn’t work. So tired of feeling tired. _ _ One thing is certain, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and sleep problems go hand in hand...

Help! My baby won't sleep!

One of the hardest aspects of caring for a baby or child with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is dealing with the sleep issues. Unfortunately, the vast majority of infants and toddlers with reflux experience difficulty going to sleep or stayin...

Reglan: New Warnings from the FDA

The FDA has issued a new warning about the use of Reglan or Metaclopramide, a medication that may be used to treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and related conditions. There has been ongoing concern about the side effects of Reglan. Some ch...