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    GERD in 10 Day-old Son

    A year ago I gave birth to a healthy baby. But at 10 days old he stopped breathing and had to be rushed to ER. After 10 days of tests it was found that he had GERD (severe acid reflux) he was then sent home on an apnea monitor and ever since I was left by myself to navigate through it with minimal help from the hospital. Since then I fed him soy formula which I now regret. I’ve feed him only homemade healthy food and am freaked out about allergies. My parents came to visit from the UK to help me through the difficult time and they were shocked at how kids and people in general eat here!! To make an effort to eat healthy feels like an uphill battle when everyone around you thinks it’s ok to eat whatever on the shelf. Keep up the good work!

    - Anna B.