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InfantRefluxDisease.com is brought to you by the author of Life on the Reflux Roller Coaster, was started in February of 2001, has been helping millions ever since.

We are dedicated solely to providing information and support to the families and caregivers of babies suffering from infant reflux and infant and pediatric GERD and to raising awareness among the general public and medical community.

At InfantRefluxDisease.com we will never claim to have all the answers, solutions, or miracle cure for your child's infant reflux. We believe that doing so would be irresponsible and extremely misleading, because for many there are no answers or solutions. We do; however, constantly strive to provide our visitors as much information and support as possible.  We also strive to ensure that the information we provide is accurate and medically sound. You will notice on the bottom of the articles written by us, that they have been pediatrician reviewed and approved (see below for Dr. Olson's creditials).  When you visit us, we want you to find the answers that you are looking for and be able to trust the accuracy of our data.

Founder - Roni MacLean

In May of 2000 Roni MacLean's daughter Shae-Lynne was born.  In the weeks, months and even years following her birth, hospital admissions, doctors appointments, tests, and procedures became the way of life and through it all was one very sick little girl.

Diagnosed with GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease), nothing seemed to be helping the child.  Frustrated and feeling helpless, MacLean, having no medical background, started researching the disease shortly after Shae-Lynne's diagnosis, hoping if she learned enough she would find a solution or cure. What she learned instead was that there isn't a cure, and that there were many others in Shae-Lynne's situation.

Since she had not been successful in helping her daughter with her GERD, MacLean wanted to reach out and help others going through what they had been through.  Early in 2001 she started Shae-Lynne's personal website and included information on reflux and GERD.  Because of the overwhelming response MacLean received from this website she knew more needed to be done.  She continued researching, started writing and together with her mother (Jean McNeil) Life on the Reflux Roller Coaster was born.  This highly acclaimed "must read" was the first book published in the world dedicated entirely to infant reflux.

MacLean's dedication to raising awareness continues and as every good website does, the initial website expanded, requiring her daughter's personal site to be moved to http://www.shaelynne.com/, making way for all that you find now on InfantRefluxDisease.com.


Medical Editor - Dr. David Olson 

In our continuing effort to improve the site and better serve you, our visitors, we at InfantRefluxDisease.com are very pleased and proud to announce Dr. David Olsona board certified pediatrician for over 20 yearshas become a part of our team as acting medical editor.  This addition to our website is an important one as it ensures that everything within our site has been pediatrician reviewed and approved.

Dr. Olson is a board certified pediatrician with the following education:

  • Undergraduate Education University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 1971-75
  • Bachelor of General Studies Medical School Education University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI. 1976-80
  • Medical Residency Pediatrics, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. 1980-83 Post-graduate Training Neonatal Fellowship Children’s Hospital of Michigan, 1983-84

  • His professional experience in the field includes:

  • Staff member of Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, MI. 1984-present
  • Partner of Grand Traverse Children’s Clinic, Traverse City, MI. 1987-present
  • Chief of Pediatrics, Munson Medical Center 2002-2004

  • Dr. Olson is a member in good standing of:

  • Member of American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member of Michigan State Medical Society
  • Member of American Medical Association

  • Read what Dr. Olson has to say about InfantRefluxDisease.com:

    "I have reviewed this site extensively and the articles are concise and accurate, all being right on target with the recent guidelines published by the pediatric gastroenterology organizations. They don't seem to have a bias in any direction except that of good medical care. I am happy to have my name associated with this site and support it fully."

    Dave Olson, MD
    Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
    Graduate University of Michigan School of Medicine
    Practicing pediatrician in northern Michigan for over 20 years.

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    Site Last Modified: April 2009
    *Disclaimer:The information available on this website should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care for the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of your child's reflux. Please consult with your child's doctor or pharmacist before trying any medication (prescription or OTC) or following any treatment plan mentioned. This information is provided only to help you be as informed as possible about your child's condition.