Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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.

Why Sleep Training Will Not Hurt Your Child

Throughout my medical training, I thought putting an infant to sleep was as simple as putting them down in a bassinet or...

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...

Screen Time and Young Children

When I was a child, our television was always on.  My parents allowed my brother and I to watch television as much as...

Guest Post: Toddler Morning Routines

Morning routines with children are hard! Waking up, eating breakfast, and getting out the door and into the car on time can...

What is Thrush and What Can You Do About It?

Thrush, or oropharyngeal candidiasis, is a common infection in babies. It is a fungal infection caused by Candida that affects the mouth and throat.

Can Having a Dog Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Developing Asthma?

My husband desperately wants a dog. He grew up with dogs and believes every kid deserves an animal companion. Madi also loves...

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...

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Advil): What to Know When Treating Fever or Pain?

One of the most common medications I get asked about by patients are about acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil). How do I...

Why is Vitamin D Important?

During medical school, I learned that babies require vitamin D supplementation for healthy bone development. However, other than bone health I was...

Should Breastfeeding Moms Restrict Their Intake of Dairy To Reduce Colic?

One mention of colic and you will be inundated with tips and tricks to help soothe your baby.  One of the most common...