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About 50% of infants younger than 3 months spit up at least once a day, but what if it’s a chronic problem for yours? Or maybe you have a toddler or big kid who has trouble swallowing and seems miserable at mealtimes—it could be acid reflux. The good news is that there are plenty of natural remedies for acid reflux in babies and big kids.

In this episode, I sat down with Dr. Sheila Kilbane, a board-certified pediatrician, who is also trained in integrative medicine, and the best-selling author of Healthy Kids, Happy Moms: 7 Steps To Prevent and Health Common Childhood Illnesses.

Dr. Kilbane shares everything you need to know about acid reflux, the 11 foods that cause 90% of the issues, and which foods to focus on. She also lets us in on other natural remedies for acid reflux, including the best supplements she uses with her patients and when the right time is to start using them.


2:19 Let’s talk about your story!

7:19 What is the definition of acid reflux and what causes it?

9:54 Can toddlers have acid reflux as well and what are the causes?

12:53 If acid reflux is untreated, can it lead to other problems?

13:46 Will a conventional pediatrician take a different approach than an integrative pediatrician?

15:30 Are antacids effective and are there drawbacks to using them?

18:42 What happens if you stop antacids abruptly?

21:57 What are natural remedies for acid reflux?

24:51 Should kids avoid foods like gluten and dairy?

26:16 What are the best foods to focus on for acid reflux?

33:22 Do you recommend probiotics and prebiotics?

34:42 Do kids have to follow the protocol forever?


Dr. Kilbane mentions Eosinophilic esophagitis.

Dr. Kilbane talks about her line of supplements including BiAloe and Plantadophilus.

Learn more about Dr. Kilbane on her website and register for her course.

Purchase Dr. Kilbane’s book, Healthy Kids, Happy Moms: 7 Steps To Prevent and Health Common Childhood Illnesses.

Follow Dr. Kilbane on Instagram and Facebook.


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Julie Revelant teaches parents how to raise children who are healthy, adventurous eaters. Through blog posts and videos, her goal is to shift the conversation from short-term, problem picky eating to lifelong, healthy eating and healthy futures. Julie has written for FoxNews.com, FIRST for Women magazine, WhatToExpect.com, EverydayHealth.com, RD.com, TheBump.com, Care.com, and Babble.com.