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Happy Mother's Day to the Reflux Moms!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Reflux Moms! I have enjoyed talking with you here at HealthCentral and by email and phone during the past year. Thank you for sharing your stories and your struggles with infant reflux. It sure is hard work and sometimes nobody seems to understand that. We know because we are living the life each day.

I admire all of you for searching for answers and asking questions. You have searched high and low for new ways of caring for your baby. Many of you have found creative solutions to difficult situations.

It is hard to take care of your high need baby night and day, not knowing when it will end. Some of you take care of your baby all night and then get up and go to work in the morning. Others have quit their jobs when the medical bills were high to take care of your baby. Whatever your situation, you have met the challenge. You have found new ways to soothe your baby and lessen the pain and discomfort. I hope you and your baby have found a way to get some rest too.

You have come to HealthCentral and PAGER from every country and every state. Regardless of your time zone or your hemisphere, Reflux Moms from around the world are working harder than other moms day and night and worry about the same things: Will the reflux ever get better? Will my baby learn to sleep at night? Will she outgrow this?

I want you to know that I think about you all of the time. I enjoy hearing back from you about the doctor’s appointment or an update on how your little one is doing. I appreciate your kind words and your praise for my book. You have changed me too. You have taught me so much about infant reflux and how you have found a solution that works for you and your family.

Reflux Moms are special because they work harder than the average mom and barely get a break or acknowledgement for their skills and talents. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day and realize how special you are to one little baby who is probably in your arms or attached to you in a sling or carrier as you are reading this!


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