Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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.

Dr. Mom blog explores how common is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and why is it important to treat

How common is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and why is it important to treat?

It is not uncommon in my medical practice to hear patients say, “Back in my day, we didn’t have all this ADHD...
Dr. Mom blog explores if learning 2 languages at the same time result in speech delay or speech problems

Does learning 2 languages at the same time cause speech problems or speech delay?

Growing up, I was fluent in Cantonese.  Unfortunately my Cantonese vocabulary has slowly diminished. I try to speak Cantonese as often as...
dr mom blog explores sunscreen for infants and toddlers, what is physical sunscreen, what is chemical sunscreen, and physical vs chemical sunscreen

Sunscreen for infants and toddlers, and children: which to choose and how to apply.

It is officially summertime and that means taking advantage of the beautiful weather and long summer days.  Along with having fun in...

My child’s cold won’t go away, what should I do?

The common cold in children is (unsurprisingly) common and there are home remedies for cough and cold.  In fact, most children will...

How can temper tantrums teach your child to regulate emotions and manage anxiety

Emotions and anxiety are normal human experiences that can be helpful in some situations (like the intense joy I experienced when I found...
Dr. Mom blog explores melatonin pills and melatonin for sleep in children.

Over-the-counter melatonin for sleep in children

Remember when you brought your newborn baby home from the hospital and she slept during the day but was awake all night? ...

How to increase breast milk supply during breastfeeding and improve lactation

Many new moms, including myself, worry about establishing and maintaining a good breast milk supply or how to increase breast milk supply....

Botulism in Honey and the Risk for Children

“Just dip the soother in some honey”.  I remember hearing this piece of advice from a well-meaning grandmother when I was struggling...

Helping your child learn to read will help with language development and academic abilities

Child development of language and literacy abilities (the ability to talk, read and write) occurs in stages over time.  It includes developing oral language, reading...

Early intervention is key for treating developmental disabilities and global developmental delay

According to the medical literature, an estimated 15% of children in the United States have at least one developmental delay with the...