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Have you survived a reflux baby?

Last updated 09:20 05/11/2014
Wayne and TJ
TOUGH START: The only way for baby TJ to sleep was laying against his dad Wayne Warner.

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Caring for a newborn is a tough job. But when that newborn has reflux, parents and families can be pushed to the edge of exhaustion, of patience, of support.

For National Infant Gastric Reflux Awareness Week, Erica Donald talked Auckland family, the Warners, whose son TJ would be in so much pain from the reflux his whole body would stiffen up and he couldn't bend. He would spend 22 out of 24 hours crying. 

At six weeks the projectile vomiting was at its worst, and parents Dian and Wayne were lucky if he was sleeping 45 minutes straight.

Have you had a child with reflux? Share your experiences with us in Stuff Nation.

How did it affect your lives and what were the solutions - if any?

What type of support did you receive and how did you manage to cope?

How did it feel once your got through the worst of it?

To tell us your story and share a photo of your family, click the green button below. 


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