Monday, June 14, 2021

Child Wellness

A place to read all the most up-to-date, evidence based medical information relating to your child’s wellness including topics like mental health, medical health, and development.

I Have a Cold Sore, Can I Be Near My Newborn Baby?

Apart from being cosmetically unappealing, cold sores are highly contagious.  But what are you to do when you have a cold sore and...

Safety of Hand Sanitizer

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizer has become a staple household item. However, many parents are wondering, is hand...

Ways to Improve Breast Milk Supply

Breastfeeding was not intuitive for me. I struggled with low milk supply early on and had difficulty getting Madi to latch correctly. Fortunately, with the help...

How Common is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Why is it Important to Treat?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD,  is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder among children in North America. As a physician that sees ADHD in my...

What is Positional Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) and How is it Treated?

The safest place for your baby to sleep is on their back.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends “back to sleep for...

Nightmares in Toddlers

A year ago for an entire week, Madi has woken up suddenly in the middle of the night from nightmares. She is...

What is Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)?

Pink eye (or conjunctivitis) is a common cause of a red eye.  Conjunctivitis means there is inflammation – swelling and redness – of...

Fever and Temperature Taking

Living in a COVID-19 pandemic means we are often taking the temperatures of ourselves and our children.  I know this is often a...

Diapering Tips

Despite caring for infants for years as a family physician, when I had my daughter Madi, I had no idea how to...

What are the Different Sleep Training Methods?

There are many methods of how to sleep train a baby. Modified Extinction, Unmodified extinction, and the Ferber method are all popular...