What is Reflux?
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Reflux. Colic. GERD. All are common terms used to describe an infant who is unable to hold down their food, in turn not gaining weight.
Dr. Amber Brooks, DC, MSN, CACCP, BCIP, RN works with children that are struggling with Reflux and the symptoms affecting the family. There are an exorbitant amount of children being diagnosed with reflux/ colic.
In many cases, families are only given the option to medicate. It is important for parents to understand that there are effective, safe and natural options that work. Some of the natural options include diet, nutrition, supplementation, chiropractic, and craniosacral therapy.
Dr. Amber Brooks, DC, MSN, CACCP, BCIP, RN is a pediatric expert bridging alternative and traditional medicine by providing individualized and comprehensive approaches to
pediatric wellness. Her experience is unique, as she is Board Certified in Integrative Pediatrics, Board Certified as a Pediatric Chiropractor, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Craniosacral Therapist.
When Dr. Amber Brooks, DC, MSN, CACCP, BCIP, RN began in practice she saw a huge abundance of children having issues with reflux and colic. They were unable to hold down their food, in turn not gaining weight. It is common for infants at 3 weeks to be prescribed reflux medications and given a diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). The previous generation called this “colic” and there was nothing that could be done to help them, now we have a pill to give worried parents to make them feel better along with a diagnosis of GERD. In fact, a very small number, less than 10% actually have reflux when swallow studies are performed. GERD is one of the most common diagnoses given to newborns. As a parent, you want answers and understandably so, but the diagnosis of “reflux” may not be the right answer for every family. Parents usually see the first signs of reflux and possibly colic at 3-6 weeks, this is when things may get unbearable for new parents. Many of these cases are due to improper birth position in-utero, birth trauma, multiples or diet related. Chiropractic care, craniosacral therapy, supplements, and diet changes can make improvements in these cases.