Sunday, July 5, 2020

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.

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...

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...

How To Get Your Toddler To Stop Using A Pacifier/Soother?

When Madi was 8 months old she suddenly decided that she was done with her soother and never looked back. That is,...

What is Baby-Led Weaning and Should we do it?

Before I became a parent, I had no idea what baby led-weaning was. I actually thought it had to do with breastfeeding!  I...

Can Having a Dog Protect your Child from Developing Asthma?

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

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...

Managing Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites are an annoying part of summer.  The best way to deal with mosquitoes is to prevent them from biting in the first place.  But...

What is Cradle Cap and How Can it be Treated?

Cradle cap, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a relatively common skin condition that can affect infants between the ages of 2 weeks to...

Guest Post: Gum Disease and Premature Birth – Why Dental Care Matters During Your...

Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life, but also one that can be quite stressful. While there are already a...