Struggling Parents Finding Answers and Help for Infant Reflux and GERD

Popular website helping parents and caregivers survive and learn about infant reflux and GERD.

Struggling Parents Finding Answers and Help for Infant Reflux and GERD
Taunton, MA, April 18, 2006 --( “We love because it is extremely user-friendly, easy to read and full of fun, great and really helpful information!” says infant  reflux mom Lucy. “Definitely the best site I’ve found yet!” says Elizabeth, another desperate mom looking to for help.

New babies are notorious for being a lot of work, exhausting, and potentially stressful--and that’s under the best circumstances. Add to that approximately fifty percent or more of these little bundles of joy being born with some degree of reflux and it’s easy to see how this seemingly wonderful time can turn into misery and heartbreak for everyone involved.

Reflux is simply stomach contents, including hydrochloric acid backing up into the esophagus. In babies, it’s usually caused by immaturity of the muscle between the esophagus and stomach (lower esophageal sphincter).  Most babies aren’t bothered by their reflux and outgrow it within the first year; however, they are the lucky ones.  Infant reflux has a wide spectrum of severity from causing the occasional spit up, to actually becoming life threatening. The amount of suffering it can cause in some babies is actually quite unimaginable and many of these babies do not outgrow their conditions. These babies are then referred to as having GERD (GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease).

Caring for an infant with reflux can be confusing and downright grueling, leaving many parents feeling helpless, and defeated. Gaining a good understanding of reflux and GERD, including treatment options and lifestyle adjustments that can help is a must for these parents.

That’s where one website comes to the rescue. “I felt so helpless. My daughter was suffering and despite my best efforts, there wasn’t a thing I do about it.” says Roni MacLean, founder about her reasons for creating the website. “I needed to do something to help someone. There had to be some way to help others survive.” And was born.

With over fifteen thousand unique visitors and well over two million hits every month, the site is clearly a popular spot. Active message boards with over nine hundred and fifty members, live weekly chats, a summer 2006 convention, and close to a hundred articles of information is just a fraction of what the site offers visitors.

For more information please visit the website at

Roni MacLean