“Spilt Milk” is run by the Gastric Reflux Support Network New Zealand for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust (GRSNNZ).

Spilling in infants is normal and many infants will go through a period of increased crying. The prescribing rates for infants who may have previously been treated for gastro-oesophageal reflux have decreased over recent years. GRSNNZ is therefore focussed particularly on providing a website for parents of infants who spill and/or are irritable as we agree that not all children with spilling/irritability/GOR/GORD need medical treatment.


Charities Registration Number: CC26780.


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

Board of Trustees

Mrs. Nicoll
Mrs. Ballantyne
Mrs. Giblin
Mrs. Devine
Mrs. HopgoodSub Committee

Mrs. Ballantyne
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


National Office Staff
National Coordinator
Roslyn BallantyneWebsite Design and Maintenance
Roslyn BallantyneMessage Board Moderators
Roslyn Ballantyne
GRSNNZ Moderator (appointed)
Facebook Page Moderators
GRSNNZ Board of Trustees

Local Support Networks Supervisor
Roslyn Ballantyne
Local appointed GRSNNZ Members

Mrs. Devine
Roslyn Ballantyne
Mrs. Mackrell-Pearson

Newsletter Editors
Roslyn Ballantyne
GRSNNZ Board of Trustees



(This website (Spilt Milk) belongs to, and is responsible to, the GRSNNZ Board of Trustees.)

Address: https://www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz/yes/

Roslyn Ballantyne
– Registered Nurse (RN) working part-time as a Registered Nurse (RN), National Coordinator, GRSNNZ and mother of three including one child 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.

Crying Over Spilt Milk, 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 at Crying Over Spilt Milk.) Some advertisements may be provided for members’ benefits and in reciprocal agreements.  Advertisements have no influence on the editorial content of 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 © Spilt Milk Gastric Reflux Support Network New Zealand for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust 2015.