No top ads found for name Banner

Send your comments to be added here. You can also put a review on Amazon.

(10) is a web site about autism and products that are helpful for families.

If you are concerned that your baby is suffering from more than just colic, you should get this book. It provides an explanation of reflux and the different aspects of it. The author breaks it down into levels from normal, expected reflux of babies to outside the norm, seriously dangerous. . . I also appreciated the tips in how to comfort or ease some of the symptoms your child may be experiencing. There is the obvious course of treatment with medicine. Then there are the simple ones like, "keep her upright after a meal" and "Some babies with reflux hate to have pressure on their tummies. She might prefer to be against your chest rather than over your shoulder. If she is slumped over your shoulder it can put too much pressure on her tummy." . . . I think this book could benefit parents that are concerned about or have just recently been given the diagnosis for their baby. I recommend getting a copy of this book and taking the time to read it.

(9) The Wall Street Journal mentioned my book and quoted me.

The article was about whether reflux is now being over diagnosed in children. Baby Crying? Doctors say it may be Acid Reflux Disease. 7/22/08. A talk radio station in Boston had a discussion about the article and the Denver Post reprinted it.

(8) Vik Khoshoo, MD, PhD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist

The book is very thorough, It contains a lot of complex scientific information expressed very simply

(7) Todd Eisner, MD Gastroenterologist and writer for

This a small part of a long review that you can read by clicking this link: Throughout the book, the general theme is to provide an informative resource for parents of children afflicted with this disease, while doing so in a non-threatening way. While many medical books for the layperson tend to scare those that read it with the attitude of an alarmist, The Reflux Book has a straight-forward and positive approach. It should be read by all who are close to a child with gastroesophageal reflux disease.

(6) Dr. William Sears, MD Co-author, THE BABY BOOK and 30 other titles

This book is a must-read for any family who has an infant or child with gastroesophageal reflux (GER).

My interest in GER began in the early nineties when, as a pediatrician, I was uncomfortable passing babies off as having “colic.” I still remember a mother coming into my office with her one-month-old baby who sounded like she had typical “colic.” The mother said to me, “Dr. Bill, I know my baby is hurting somewhere and I’m going to camp out in your office until you find out why she is hurting.” This mother encouraged me to keep searching for why her baby hurt, and the cause of the “colic” turned out to be severe gastroesophageal reflux.

Since that time, I have replaced the term “colicky baby” with the more accurate description “the hurting baby,” and it turns out that many so-called colicky babies actually suffer from this treatable condition.

GER is tough on the child and the family. Hurting babies, sleepless nights, tired parents – that’s what happens in a reflux family. The infor-mation in this book has been compiled by authors and parents who have survived and thrived with their infants and children with reflux and have shared their wisdom to help other parents who have children with this condition.

My favorite feature of this book is that it teaches what I believe is the best medical model for the treatment of GER: the pills-and-skills model. This is the model that I follow in my pediatric practice in treating infants and children with GER. Besides the “pills,” or medications, that you will learn about to treat GER, you will also learn the many infant and childcare skills and feeding skills that will help alleviate this painful condition. For example, in my office the first skill I give parents is what my patients dub Dr. Bill’s rule of reflux: “Feed your baby half as much, twice as often.” For the older child I add, “…and chew twice as long.” For the younger baby we often add the next rule, “Keep baby upright and quiet for 20-30 minutes after a feeding.” These are just a couple of the home remedies for reflux that you will learn about throughout this book. I wish that every healthcare provider who counsels parents for GER will “prescribe” this book.

Dr. Bill is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Bill received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital in Boston and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto -- the largest children’s hospi-tal in the world, where he served as associate ward chief of the newborn nursery and associate professor of pediatrics. Dr. Sears is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a fellow of the Royal Col-lege of Pediatricians (RCP). Dr. Bill is also a medical and parenting con-sultant for BabyTalk and Parenting magazines and the pediatrician on the website Dr. Sears is the author or co-author of 30+ books on parenting and children's health.

(5) Krisi Brackett MS CCC-SLP, The Pediatric Feeding and Dysphagia Newsletter

The Reflux Book is a wonderful resource for caregivers and clinicians. The information is presented in a simple, clear manner that will not intimidate parents. And, it is extremely thorough and accurate which will appeal to clinicians working with children who are dealing with reflux. Every therapist working with children who have a feeding difficulty should have one!

The Pediatric Feeding & Dysphagia Newsletter is a quarterly publication dedicated to the most current information and research pertaining to pediatric feeding disorders. It reaches approximately 600 professionals in 5 countries. For information, email Hiro Publishing at

(4) The Frederick News Post 12/10/2007
This is a small part of an article. View the full article at:
Shortly after giving birth 17 years ago, Beth Pulsifer-Anderson was told her new daughter had pediatric reflux disease.

Hospital staff said they would provide her with information about the condition and what to expect once she took Katie home, but Pulsifer-Anderson started taking her own notes, garnering tips from other parents in the hospital.

In a few days, she had 16 pages of scribbled notes. Then she got the promised information from the hospital -- a sheet of paper containing three sentences.

(3) Frederick News Post Television 3/18/2007
You can watch a video interview of me talking about reflux and book writing. The interview is not my best - I had a crashing headache and they had a bright light shining in my eyes. The interview starts about 20 minutes in. You can scroll forward. (The baby sign language piece at minute 12 is good.)

(2) Hope Trachtenberg-Fifer RN, MS, Certified Health Education Specialist Member, American Medical Writers Association

A smart, concise, and supportive resource for concerned parents of children with reflux.
The author’s years of experience facilitating parent support groups, publishing, and navigating her own children’s health care needs, have provided her with a great deal of common sense and practical advice. Anderson clearly connects with her readers, and her readers will connect with her.

(1) Rick M, Parent of a child with reflux

If you are a parent with young children, you must read this book.

Pending press, Practical Gastroenterology, Pediatrics for Parents, Atlanta Hospital News,