As a first time mom everything was new and scary. Add being bombarded with advice from all directions and I was never sure I was doing the right thing. To make things more stressful I was also blessed with a new baby who suffered from moderate silent reflux and diet sensitivities. Every time I fed him, he would cry and be in pain. This was so hard as the basic need of feeding him I could not provide without discomfort. Many days we cried together. Both these aliments also made it impossible for him to sleep soundly. So not only did we have to watch our baby be in pain, no one in the house was sleeping!
Working with Dr Bridget Young was a game changer in so many ways. She didn’t just help us choose a diet that addressed all his needs, she was with us every step of the way. Her communication and availability surpassed all my expectations. During a particularly hard patch she even called me while away for her cousins wedding! It was such a comfort to know that she was just an email/call away and there to help us make any decision.
Another example of where she went above and beyond, is when it was proving difficult for me to get a particular type of formula quickly, she offered to purchase it and ship it to me! Knowing she is a busy mom of two that truly warmed my heart that she would use her precious family time to help us out.
Her knowledge and experience blew me away, more so than any medical doctor I had worked with. After four short weeks we went from having an unhappy painful baby to a smiley content baby boy. He now eats with no pain, sleeps soundly and is such a happy guy. His reflux is managed so well with the new formula that we are going to wean him off medication. He now has less gas, normal bowl movements and is growing with gusto. Our entire family has benefited from these changes. We are all happier, we can enjoy him and each other’s company.
I can not express in words how thankful I am to Bridget. She has given us the gift of a happy and healthy baby.
Leah & Kent, Parents of Wesley (8 weeks) October 29, 2018