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
Please see the guidelines for promoting Awareness Week: https://www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz/guidelines-for-promoting-national-infant-and-child-gastric-reflux-awareness-week/.
Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust
Local/Regional and National Support Network groups are available, and are private to ensure privacy and confidentiality.
LOCAL SUPPORT NETWORKS
Within the Local Support Networks, members can arrange to meet one-on-one, have group meetings or make contact with each other by phone or email. Local Support Networks are a great place to share experiences of living with reflux with others who understand.
Private Facebook Groups / Yahoo Mailing Lists are available for each region.
NATIONAL SUPPORT NETWORKS – Private/Secret Facebook Groups
“National Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ”
“Laryngomalacia GRSNNZ Support Network”
“Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders GRSNNZ Support Network” – EoE
“Feed GRSNNZ Support Network” – for those living with feeding difficulties, failure to thrive or tube feeding.
Phone/Text 022 585 5935
Phone: 0800 380 517
GRSNNZ has a Facebook page that is available to everyone. https://www.facebook.com/cryingoverspiltmilk
INFORMATION AND FACT SHEETS
These can be viewed and printed from our website, www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz.
© Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust
Supporting families coping with Gastric Reflux
or EoE/EGID or Laryngomalacia