Latest by Jan Gambino

Help! Erythromycin Discontinued?

Dear Reflux Mom, I heard that Erythromycin was discontinued. I am so worried because my baby and preschooler take this medication every day for delayed gastric emptying and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and it really helps them. Now what? Concerned ...

Sleep Feeding Questions and Answers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease may lead to a variety of eating and sleep patterns in infants and toddlers. A HealthCentral member named Amy D started a lively discussion on feeding an infant with reflux while sleeping. She wanted to know if she was ...

Olympians with GERD

This week, I will be watching Laura Wilkinson, an Olympic diver with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease as she competes in the Summer Games. I have seen a great deal of information on asthma and Olympic athletes but almost nothing on the issues of athle...

Let's Go! Reflux Baby on Board.

Most parents agree that taking a baby with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) for a ride in the car can be challenging. And I am not even talking about the high price of gas to get to the pediatricians office Before you cancel your trip to visit ...

Comparing the cost of GERD Surgery vs Medication

A new study from the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology examined the difference in cost between surgery (laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication) or the Stretta (non evasive surgery) vs. medication with a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI). The researchers als...

If Babies Could Talk: What they would say about eating and acid reflux!

When you think about it, everyone has a strong opinion about food and eating. One adult may crave crunchy, salty chips while another needs to have a piece of chocolate each day. So why are we surprised when a baby expresses strong opinions about the ...

Crying Babies with GERD & Stressed Moms

It seems like mothers are hard wired to respond to an infants’ cries with concern and empathy. We all have the image of a mother cradling her baby, singing or offering soothing words and a soft touch. When the crying is prolonged or can’t be stopped, ...

The Reflux Mom's Guide to Healthy Teeth, Part III: Tips for Dental Care

Did you miss part I or II of this three part series? Don’t worry, you can catch up Read “When your Child has Reflux” and “Recommended Treatments” first. The Reflux Mom’s Guide to Healthy Teeth, Part III: Tips for Dental Care When your child has Gastr...

The Reflux Mom's Guide to Healthy Teeth, Part II: Recommended Treatments

Did you miss part I of this three part series? Read Jan’s first post, “When your Child Has Reflux,” first. When your toddler or child has Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), it is important to locate a dentist to help you manage dental care and r...

The Reflux Mom's Guide to Healthy Teeth, Part I: When your child has GERD

Children with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) are at risk for developing dental problems. During a reflux episode, stomach acid may enter the esophagus and mouth (also called backwashing) exposing the teeth to stomach acid. Over time, the stom...