Using glass bottles to cure infants' acid reflux.
Through personal experience that was followed up with educating other new moms and having them try the same remedy, we think that acid reflux in many infants is being caused by plastic baby bottles.
There has been controversy regarding BPA of course. But even with BPA-free bottles, chemicals are still leaching into the milk, even when the bottle is new and even when the bottle has not been heated (one of the bullet points of what not to do with plastic).
Instead of repeating the details here, here is the link for the entire story regarding my granddaughter's horrible spitting up problem: http://bottleswottles.com/babyacidreflux.html and the link to a followup: http://bottleswottles.com/Story-AJ.html.
Since that time, we have been trying to accomplish a couple of things. Primarily, we would like to determine if indeed this could be true. That acid reflux in many infants could be cured by using glass instead of plastic. To do that, we need to get the word out and get testimonials back to show that we aren't unique... that this is indeed a problem.
Might you have any data on this already? If not, do you have recommendations on how we might go about accomplishing this goal?
Now, you can see from the link above that my daughter, as a result of her quest, started a business. If people use glass bottles, they will need to protect them and that is what Bottle Swottles are. But that is not my point here. I know your site will not promote or sell any products. That's not what I'm trying to accomplish.
I'm trying to figure out how to determine if we are on the right track. We think we are. We've seen it several times. Although we hear from moms that it works, we often don't get a written story from them about it. And that's what we think we need -- many testimonials before anyone will take an interest in this idea. Even my granddaughter's own pediatrician (who we normally are in agreement with) thinks we are unique, that this solution is not common. Therefore, she continues to prescribe acid reflux medicine to her patients instead of providing them with this simple alternative. If we had 30 stories from mom who remedied their baby's acid reflux just by discontinuing plastic bottles, doctors, the media, Oprah would be more likely to take an interest. This could be an amazingly simple and cheap and healthy solution. All we need to do is get the word out. But we're just a couple of moms and have no way to do that. We need help.
Please contact me if you have any suggestions or recommendations or data or research or links to other sites that could help us further this cause.
Thank you very much!!!