Reflux is simply defined as the backward flow of stomach contents into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach). The prevalence of reflux peaks between 1 to 4 months of age, and usually resolves by 6 to 12 months. Find out more about silent reflux, laryngopharyngeal reflux, secondary reflux and the benefits of breastfeeding.
Asthma is a common New Zealand illness, affecting over 521,000 New Zealanders. Its scary when it affects the child you care for, but the good news is that asthma can be well managed. Having knowledge about your childs asthma, what their symptoms and triggers are, and about their medication will help you to keep them happy and well.