Monday, June 14, 2021

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...

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 is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopment disorder among children and teens. ADHD used to be called Attention Deficit...

How to Use Pacifiers Safely

Before I became a mother, I did not realize how attached an infant can be to their pacifier (soother). Madi loved her...