Thursday, March 4, 2021

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.

What is Croup and How is it Treated?

Croup can be a very scary experience for parents.  Your child may have a cold and suddenly develop a hoarse voice, noisy breathing, and...

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD) in Babies

A frequent question I am asked about in clinic is what is normal for infant spit up.  To answer this question, physicians need...

What is Whooping Cough?

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a very contagious and serious respiratory infection.  Fortunately, due to pertussis being included in routine vaccination schedules, the...

Do We Need To Burp Babies?

Both my mom and mother-in-law believe and promote the practice of burping babies. After our son George was born they both ensured...

Blocked Tear Duct

Blocked tear ducts are a relatively common occurrence in newborn babies.  It is one of the most common reasons for a baby to...

How is ADHD Treated?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperreactivity. ADHD is managed with a combination of behavioural, psychological...

How is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Diagnosed?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common mental health disorders in children. The core symptoms of ADHD...

What is Kangaroo Care (Skin to Skin)? What are the Benefits?

Those first moments, when your newborn baby is placed on your chest, is an unforgettable moment. Skin-to-skin contact is not only for satisfying...

What is Sleep?

Sleep is an incredibly important part of our natural biological processes.  It involves important chemicals known as neurotransmitters, those being serotonin, norepinephrine,...