Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby
For generations, doctors have been diagnosing babies with colic, offering little comfort and few solutions to worried, weary parents. But recent medical advances made through cutting-edge technology now reveal that many if not most cases of colic are actually caused by acid reflux. In this revolutionary book, Bryan Vartabedian, a noted pediatric gastroenterologist and the father of two babies with acid reflux, provides hands-on, practical advice about this hidden epidemic–and how to make your own baby happy again.
• Recognize the seven signs of reflux in infancy. • Discover the role of milk protein allergy–the other colic. • Learn what, when, and how to feed an irritable baby and the best positions for sleep. • Recognize the role of formula, breast milk, bottle systems, burping, and pacificers in your baby’s fussiness, and irritability. • Understand when and why your baby may need testing for reflux. Weigh the pros and cons of available treatment options. Identify when a specialist is needed and where to find one.
Complete with inspiring real-life cases of colic solved, plus tips, sidebars, and illustrations, this essential guide provides real answers to a problem that has been upsetting babies–and parents–for years. Help and hope are at hand!
“This is the book for every parent whose young baby is a ‘bundle of misery,’ in pain, and hard to feed, and for that baby’s pediatrician, too.” –Laura Nathanson, M.D., F.A.A.P., author of The Portable Pediatrician
“Great news for exhausted parents and for suffering babies! Colic Solved gets to the root of what is making many babies cry, and offers powerful, real-world solutions. This is a must-have book for desperate parents everywhere.” –Alan Greene, MD, FAAP, author of From First Kicks to First Steps and founder of DrGreene.com
Finally some answers!
By K. Webb "klwebb99" - April 28, 2007
With a five month old that seems to be in physical pain, crying real tears frequently, arching his back, feeding all of the time and gaining weight rapidly I know something isn't quite right. He's rarely happy, even after a feeding. Our doctor said he seems to be colicky, game me some literature and sent us home. I've since read Colic Solved and know something needs to be done. He has many of the symptoms of acid reflux, a gray-zone baby, and now I feel like I have the tools and knowledge to help my son feel better.
The book is very easy to read, and Dr. V puts all of the medical-ease into a layperson's terms. It's been invaluable as a resource in understanding what my son is going through right now. The book also has a chapter on things you can try at home while you're in the process of dealing with doctors and waiting for answers. These are very helpful and easy to implement.
I also have a 2 1/2 year old who does have acid reflux and dysphagia. The book... read more
USEFUL INFORMATION. IMPORTANT TO READ FOR NEW PARENTS.
By Iryne Berezovski "Griz" - July 6, 2012
I thought that this book was chock-full of useful information and would be a great resource for any new parent of a child who experiences continuous spit-ups, crying-spells, gagging, trouble breathing, congestion or any other common newborn behaviors often attributed to "reflux" by many medical professionals, including Dr. V., the author of this book.
I found the book to be informative and a quick read--it is not a very fun read, but I must give it to the author, who does his best to make a dry and serious topic more fun and enjoyable. The book was quick to read and it is easy to follow. I found Dr. V's tone approachable and knowledgeable.
The book does include plethora of information on reflux, and I feel more adept on dealing with my own newborn daughter's possible reflux due to reading this title.
I do wish that the book included some alternative strategies of dealing with reflux and did not focus so greatly on medicine, as to me it is an absolute... read more
This Book Answers Why Your Baby is Miserable !
By ma2one - March 13, 2011
This book helps you explain to your pediatrician that your baby needs their help.
I have recommended this book to a dozen clients with hard to understand babies, and the baby's that are just so uncomfortable. They all agreed knowing and understanding what this author writes about - silent reflex and GERD is the essential missing information to recognizing cues, and behaviours your baby is having.
All my clients are exclusively breastfeeding, we looked at the breastfeeding management issues to insure it was not overly supply issues, or a fast let down or other mis-management breastfeeding problems.
Then when they tried eliminating dairy from their own diet and this does not do the trick, you really have to LOOK AT THE BABY and get the baby help.
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