Course Description

This course is designed to help you to support parents dealing with colic and reflux in their infants. We work through the underlying causes of these conditions and provide evidence-based strategies and practical techniques to assist parents effectively. We aim to equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to offer comprehensive support to families navigating this challenging journey. Colic and reflux can be distressing for both the infant and the entire family, often leading to feelings of helplessness and frustration. Together we will work through the complexities of these conditions, ensuring that families receive the assistance and compassion they deserve.

Sneak peek at our awesome lesson!

We have broken our course into bite size modules so you can watch at a pace that suits you.

  • Introduction and the impact of Reflux and Colic on new parents

  • Module 1: What is colic, What causes it and Ruling out other issues

  • Module 2: What can we do: reassurance, milk feeds, calming baby, probiotics, medication

  • Module 3: What is reflux, prevalence, why it affects babies, the difference between reflux and reflux disease, causes

  • Module 4: What is reflux, prevalence, why it affects babies, difference between reflux and colic and reflux disease causes

  • Module 5: What you can do about it: Feeding positions, volume, specialist formulas, thickeners and meds

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the symptoms of both colic and reflux

  • Learn the practical strategies that can be put in place to reduce symptoms of these conditions, improving the quality of life for the whole family.

  • How to distinguish between reflux and cows milk protein allergy in infants.

Who The Course Is For

  • The course is for anyone supporting parents of infants. Reflux and colic are prevalent in this age group so anyone working with babies will benefit from this knowledge.

Meet Course Facilitator

Lucy Neary

Lucy has a BSc honours degree from King’s College London with additional postgraduate learning through the British Dietetic Association in common paediatric disorders. Lucy is trained to work with children with feeding difficulties in both the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (The SOS Approach) and Emotionally Aware Feeding Responsive Feeding Approach. She has been working as a registered dietitian for 11 years both within the NHS and the private sector. Lucy is on a mission to eliminate outdated generational feeding myths to help parents to work with, not against, the individualism of their child. By creating connections that prioritise both nurture and nutrition, parents and children can enjoy healthier relationships with each other, and their food. As a neurodivergent single parent to 2 young children Lucy understands the difficulties that can arise from parenting children with emotional and sensory difficulties. This fuels her determination to assist parents struggling with feeding difficulties, striving to alleviate their stress whilst creating an environment where children can build their confidence around foods whilst feeling truly understood as an individual. Lucy has been featured in the media for publications such as the BBC, Asda Good Living and Nursery world. She has spoken at conferences such as The Baby Show and is currently working as a consulting expert on feeding for Hipp Organic UK.