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From our amazing member and Laryngomalacia Mumma Aimee:

Today is World airway disorder Day.

In late 2013 we went for our first specialist visit with 4 week old baby and his noise breathing. We left being told lots of big words and to watch and wait. Countless nights of no sleep and doctors visits, reflux, steroids, antibiotics, and then surgery. Lincoln managed to mostly overcome laryngomalacia and is a thriving, full on, boy.

We were told the chance of having two child with laryngomalacia were very low, almost never happens. They were wrong.

From the moment Franklin was born I knew something wasn't right, but couldn't figure it out. He wouldn't feed for long, slepted all night, screamed all day, then be happy the next, didn't gain weight, at 8 weeks he had his first hospital stay. Again we were told laryngomalacia. I thought, OK we got this. We done this before. But he had severe Laryngomalacia, along with aspiration, dysphagia, severe reflux, ear issue, adenoid issues, tonsils issues, allergies, asthma and the list goes on.

Both our boys have Laryngomalacia, one with mild and the other severe. Both with different symptoms. One grow out of it by 2 years and the other is still battling at 3.5 years and is waiting for his 3rd surgery.

What is Laryngomalacia?

Laryngomalacia is a disorder that affects the larynx (voice box). Laryngomalacia most often presents as noisy breathing or stridor as early as 2 weeks of age. Infants with laryngomalacia will have stridor and may also have difficulty in breathing, feeding and gaining weight, failure to thrive and respiratory distress. This can lead to poor quality of life and anxiety in parents.

JUST BREATHE
Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ
Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ
Following on from last nights post, here are some positive changes you can make so hopefully mess doesn’t continue to be a trigger for you. Keep well Mummas 🥰

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Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ
Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ
I know I find mess extremely stressful and sometimes I have to clean the house to declutter my head! But sometimes it is really hard to achieve that when you have little ones who need you around the clock. Is mess a trigger for you?
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Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ
Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ
Today I told my husband I’m struggling because life just feels like survival mode and then I stumbled across this article and realised that I’m not alone and that it won’t always be like this. Maybe you need to read this too today? Jenny ❤️
Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ
Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ
Have you lived through a maternal mental health issue? Would you like to help someone currently living with one? Letters of Light is a global initiative to connect mothers and provide peer to peer support. To find out more you can visit their website ❤️ https://lettersoflightproject.com/