Saturday, April 17, 2021

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...

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common, and very contagious, viral infection.  It can be caused by several different viruses, but...

Why do we Give Vitamin K to Newborns?

Vitamin K is a substance our bodies need to stop bleeding and form clots.  Vitamin K primarily comes from the food we eat,...

Head Lice

One of the quickest ways to make your skin crawl is to hear that your child has head lice.  While head lice are...

How to Introduce Solid Foods to Your Baby?

For the first six months of a baby’s life, they get all of the nutrients they require from their mother’s milk or...

Do Tongue Ties Cause Breastfeeding Problems?

Madi did not have a tongue-tie and I struggled with breastfeeding her. George had a mild tongue-tie and I found it easier...

Does Maternal Consumption of Highly Allergenic Foods, Like Peanuts, Reduce the Incidence of Childhood...

Peanut allergies are becoming more common among children.  It is estimated that  3.2% of children have peanut allergies.  In an effort to prevent this allergy, the...

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...