Minneapolis, MN, August 25, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Two out of every three babies suffers with some level of reflux, and often parents are hard pressed to find a solution. It can be particularly troublesome for parents who don’t understand why their baby is “fussy” and incorrectly conclude it’s their parenting style that is to blame.
What is GER?
GER causes severe heartburn pain when milk and stomach acid flow backwards up into the esophagus. Normally, gravity keeps breast milk or formula in the stomach, but when a baby lies flat, the stomach contents are allowed to “reflux” back into the esophagus.
How do you know if your baby has reflux?
Common symptoms include:
Irritability – Sudden or constant crying, pain in the stomach, chest and/or esophagus.
Poor sleep – Frequent waking or sudden waking; being inconsolable after waking.
Frequent spitting up – This can include partial vomiting, wet burps, and hiccups more than an hour after eating.
Eating problems – Choking, gagging, refusing certain foods, and eating only when tired, which can result in poor weigh gain or weight loss.
Trouble breathing – Such as asthma, coughing, wheezing or labored breathing, runny nose, congestion, frequent ear infections.
How does the Amby motion hammock help?
While many pediatricians recommend medication or diet changes to treat reflux, Amby presents another natural and simple solution. Endorsed by pediatrician Dr. Sears, the Amby hammock allows baby to sleep in a slightly upright angle. This allows gravity to keep the stomach acid and food where it belongs - in the stomach. Baby has less acid reflux pain and enjoys a more restful night’s sleep. Any time baby does stir and squirm, the gentle bouncing movements of the Amby will lull baby back to sleep before baby fully wakens. Some babies with GER experience pain to such a degree and frequency that antacid medications are often needed to help baby sleep. The upright sleep position and rocking motions of the Amby may be so effective that your baby may not need medication.
Another common problem for babies with GER is that their frequent reflux pain often interrupts naptime. Long naps are not only important for babies. They are a way for tired parents to find time to relax, get some things done around the house, or catch up on much needed sleep themselves. The Amby is a perfect way to help your baby get those long periods of sleep that benefit both of you.
Amby is the official manufacturer of The Amby Motion Bed - a natural alternative sleeping bed designed to help infants sleep peacefully during their first year of development. The hammock mimics the natural movements, within the mother’s womb creating a feeling of security and promotes longer sleep durations for baby. In addition to helping with reflux, the Amby Motion Bed assists babies with natural sleep and colic.