National Infant and Child Gastric Reflux Awareness Week
31st May to 6th June
The Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ promotes National Infant and Child Gastric Reflux Awareness Week each year from 31st May to 6th June.
We recognise that Gastric Reflux in Infants is considered common and normal due to immaturity of the sphincter at the top of the stomach. Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) is relatively rare and occurs when Gastric Reflux causes some sort of complication usually including pain.
However, Gastric Reflux in any form can be a significant stress on a family which is easily compounded by factors such as sleep deprivation, feelings of inadequacy, misguided advice, negative comments and excessive laundry. If a parent/caregiver is in this “space” they need someone to listen, support and understand.
The good news is that there are families who have lived through Gastric Reflux and are available to support others, share their experiences and who do understand. On our website www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz there is information and tips.
Tautoko, Matauranga me te Whakamana i te whānau me ngā tamariki
Support, Education and Empowerment for families and their children
National Infant and Child Gastric Reflux Awareness Week Posters and resources are now available to order using this form.
This year we also have a limited number of bookmarks to giveaway for Awareness Week. We would particularly like to have these in libraries, but you are welcome to order them whilst stocks last. (Limit 20 per organisation/area.)
Don't forget the brochures which explain what Gastric Reflux is, a few simple tricks, the support GRSNNZ offers and our contact details. These are available in packs of ten.
Join Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust...
...for access to our newsletters and Private Local and National Support Networks.
Membership is free, and this gives you opportunities to discuss gastric reflux related issues in a safe and confidential setting.
For infant and child gastric reflux support in New Zealand:
Phone/Text 022 585 5935
Phone 0800 380 517
GRSNNZ has brochures available free of charge which explain what Gastric Reflux is, a few simple tricks, the support GRSNNZ offers and our contact details.
Health Providers or other Services that support families coping with Gastric Reflux, please use this: Brochure Request Form
Spilt Milk Events: Navigating the introduction of Solids
Join us for a half hour presentation during National Infant and Child Gastric Reflux Awareness Week.
St Martins, Christchurch.