GASTRIC REFLUX SUPPORT NETWORK NEW ZEALAND FOR PARENTS OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN CHARITABLE TRUST (GRSNNZ)
GRSNNZ is committed to provide support and information to families caring for infants and children with gastric reflux and associated conditions throughout NZ.
GRSNNZ offers moral support, coping techniques, and endeavours to provide up to date information.
GRSNNZ intends to support parents to learn skills to cope with infant gastric reflux, and the effects it has on their families and lives.
GRSNNZ’s purpose is to hand back confidence to parents and guardians, and highlight the great work they do at home.
GRSNNZ will provide education to parents, families, communities and health professionals.
GRSNNZ believes that families living with Infant Gastric Reflux have the right to:
Safe up to date Information
Guidance to access community services
Contact with other parents and staff who understand
Phone/Text 022 585 5935
Phone: 0800 380 517
(The most efficient way to speak to one of the Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ staff is to text a message to 022 585 5935. Include your name, phone numbers or email and a brief explanation of why you are contacting us. We will contact you as soon as possible.)
For local support networks nationwide click here
|Board of Trustees and Committee
Mrs. DevineAdvisory Forum
*Roslyn Ballantyne, RN, GRSNNZ Researcher, Writer, Website Manager and National Coordinator South Island
*Dr Rodney Ford, Paediatrician, GRSNNZ Medical Reviewer
*Jennifer Howard, Trained Community Karitane, Diploma Natural Therapies, Diploma Child Psychology, Parent Educator/Facilitator for Sport Waikato, GRSNNZ National Coordinator 2001 – 2013
*Rochelle Wilson, GRASP National Co-Coordinator 1995 – 2001, GRSNNZ Researcher and Advisor
*Fiona Kenworthy, Speech-Language Therapist, Child Development, Counties Manukau, Auckland University, Clinical Tutor, GRSNNZ Advisor
Updated September 2017
|National Office Staff
Website Design and Maintenance
Message Board Moderators
Local Support Networks Supervisor
To become a member of GRSNNZ please complete this form: GRSNNZ Membership & Confidentiality Agreement Form. Becoming a member of GRSNNZ helps indicate the number of families coping with reflux within New Zealand and the problems or issues encountered. Membership is free.
Newsletters are sent to GRSNNZ members and like the information contained in Crying Over Spilt Milk is prepared for New Zealand residents.
Crying Over Spilt Milk WEBSITE INFORMATION
(This website (Crying Over Spilt Milk) belongs to, and is responsible to, the GRSNNZ Board of Trustees.)
Roslyn Ballantyne – working part-time as a Registered Nurse (RN), National Coordinator, GRSNNZ and mother of three including one with GORD born in 2000.
The information contained in this site is from a variety of sources including G.R.A.S.P who have given us permission to use and edit their articles to stay relevant with current treatment and knowledge. Please see the source/author for each article, and be aware that many will have been written by parents from their own experience.
The information provided on this site should be considered to support and complement the relationship that exists between a patient and their physician, but not replace it. Information contained here is intended for New Zealand residents, but may be useful for residents of other countries. Please be aware that medication contents and names may differ in other countries, as may recommended treatment.
The original msn website “Infant Gastric Reflux Stories (NZ)” was created in March 2002 when the need for a permanent place for information became apparent to back up the reflux discussion board at “everybody” which had commenced in October 2001. In August 2003 IGRS became part of the Gastric Reflux Support Network New Zealand for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust (GRSNNZ).
February 2004 GRSNNZ registered their own domain name and IGRS moved to www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz making access easier and the address easily remembered by any parent of a baby with gastric reflux. The website has now been renamed Crying Over Spilt Milk to bring it into line with the web address, and is easily recognised by our crying baby. In 2013 the discussion boards at “everybody” were discontinued. GRSNNZ’s main form of social media is now Facebook.
Crying Over Spilt Milk and GRSNNZ is partially funded by the Lottery Grants Board and other funders, but is also supported by some volunteer hours. (Please see the Links Page.) Some advertisements may be provided for members’ benefits and in reciprocal agreements. Advertisements have no influence on the editorial content of Crying Over Spilt Milk and will be labelled as ”Advertisements”. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of an advert please use the contact form to advise the Website Manager of this, including the nature of the ad.
Gastric Reflux Association For The Support Of Parents/Babies (GRASP) was a support group that has ceased to operate and was a great source of information and support from people who had experience in this area. When GRASP closed in May 2001 they forwarded a pack to health professionals to help them support and inform families with babies/children with gastro-oesophageal reflux. GRSNNZ has since taken over some of the previous role of GRASP.
Written by Roslyn Ballantyne, National Coordinator and GRSNNZ Board of Trustees for © Crying Over Spilt Milk Gastric Reflux Support Network New Zealand for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust 2013 to 2015.