Welcome to “Spilt Milk”!

The aim of this website is to provide information and support for parents or caregivers who are stressed by coping with their infant who spills and/or is irritable.

The hope would be that by participating with others with similar challenges and experiences, that a parent’s ability to manage the everyday demands that this brings to their life would be enhanced.  Our aim is that with support from others that understand parents will be more likely to maintain their own emotional health and well-being, and increase their participation within the community.

The reality of parenting a baby that spills copious amounts, and/or cries a lot and sleeps little is far from what most parents were expecting when they were waiting to hold their new-born, and we understand this!  However, spilling in infants is normal and many infants will go through a period of increased crying.

Please explore this website, complete a membership form and join in discussions either on our Facebook Page or Private Facebook Group (the Private Facebook Group requires a membership form to access for confidentiality reasons).

Please note that this website and associated social media are of a non-medical nature.  If your child has a diagnosis of gastric reflux, or is being treated for this or an associated condition, please visit www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz.  You need to take your baby to a doctor for a proper diagnosis if you think they may have gastric reflux and it is a problem.

Roslyn Ballantyne (RN), National Coordinator, Gastric Reflux Support Network New Zealand for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust February 2015.