Latest by Jan Gambino

GERD Surgery: Meet the Surgeon

Like most parents, I was filled with fear when the doctor said my daughter needed acid reflux surgery. I resisted the surgery for a long time because I was convinced that it was possible to overcome reflux by thoroughly researching the available trea...

Gripe Water on FDA Recall List

Gripe Water on FDA Recall List The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on September 20, 2007 regarding Baby’s Bliss Apple Flavored Gripe Water, a product commonly use to treat infant colic and reflux symptoms. The product is manu...

My Top 10 Books about Adult Gastroesophageal Reflux

While many adults with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) turn to the Internet for information, it is also common for reflux sufferers to consult a book for information about the disease and treatment options. Below, I have assembled my top 10 bo...

Best School Lunches

I opened the Sunday newspaper last week and saw an article about healthy and fun lunch ideas. It sure didn’t look like anything those suffering from acid reflux would eat As the mom of a daughter who suffers from reflux, I have learned to smile and i...

Waiting for reflux to go away?

Do you ever peek at the calendar and count how many months until the reflux will go away? If you have a baby with reflux, you are probably hoping it will go away any day now. You may have heard that "most" babies outgrow their reflux. Howe...

Feeding Strike

A mother contacted me recently with a very worrisome message: her baby was refusing all feedings. She tried everything–bottle feeding, a spoon and a syringe–in a desperate attempt to get her baby to drink a few sips. When a reflux baby refuses to eat...

Help! My Baby Doesn't Like to Eat!

It always makes me feel sad when a mother tells me her baby is struggling to eat, even in the newborn period. The mother of a two-week-old baby told me her baby didn’t like to drink his bottle and didn’t care a bit if he ate or not. Another mother to...

Day Care Options

Leaving your baby with reflux in the care of a day care provider takes some planning and research. You will need to find out what options are available in your community, evaluate the cost and, most of all, check your gut to see which one "feels...

Does Reflux Cause Motor Delays?

Many parents ask me if reflux causes the development of motor delays in infants. This is an excellent question and a common concern shared by many reflux moms and dads. A baby with reflux may spend a great deal of time being held by a parent or grand...