You do not have a reflux baby, a refluxer, a dragon, a colicky baby or a CMPA baby (cow’s milk protein allergy), you have a baby with reflux, silent reflux, colic or CMPA. This may seem simple, even ridiculous. But you really do see what you say, and create what you see. Your thoughts are not creating this unsettledness, nor are they helping the resolution.
The link between mothers emotional state and a breastfed baby’s state have been well documented. In fact, a study from 1996 stated “early parental emotional support -- acts of caring, acceptance, and assistance -- proved a principal predictor of mental and physical health in adulthood, associations that persisted into the 7th decade of life”. (Brim et al., 1996).
If you are carrying around a label that defines your baby as a reflux baby, you are defining them as a problem, as a disease. This they are not. By reframing your baby’s suffering as something your baby has rather than something your baby is, will help you find a resolution much quicker, because it does not belong somewhere. It does not have a ‘home’.