Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 21, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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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


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It is estimated that one in five babies has unexplained irritability and is diagnosed with colic. Vartabedian, the parent of a baby with that condition, describes colic as a "wastebasket diagnosis ... Read full review

Contents

The l1uth About Ir_ving Babies
22
F Seven Signs of Reflux in Your Baby
38
The Other Colic
100
The Care and Handling of Your
130
To Treat or Not to Treat?
169
A Parentls Guide to Tests and Studies
207
What to Expect from Your Physician
229
What to Do When
251
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As one of the few pediatric gastroenterologists serving Houston’s referral area of nearly eight million, Dr. Bryan Vartabedian has diagnosed and treated more than 5,000 children with acid reflux disease. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and serves as an attending physician at Texas Children’s Hospital, America’s largest children’s hospital. The issue of reflux disease is of personal interest to Dr. Vartabedian because his daughter suffered during her early months with severe reflux esophagitis. He lives with his family in The Woodlands, Texas.

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