Saturday, August 24, 2019
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...

How to Introduce Solids to Your Baby

Medical professionals say that solids can be introduced to an infant around 4-6 months old, and the first foods introduced should be iron-rich. As...

Grandparents Spoiling with Sugar

Going through medical school and learning about the growing epidemic of childhood obesity has made more conscious of the food I prepare for Madi....

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...

Vaccines and Autism: The Real Truth About Fake News

Vaccines can be a controversial topic amongst parents.  In Canada, vaccines and anti-vaxxers (individuals who take an anti-vaccination approach to healthcare and...

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....

Peanut and Nut Allergy- When Should I Expose My Child to Nuts?

Before starting Med school, I remember being told that we should avoids peanuts and nuts and other common allergens (like tree nuts, other legumes,...

The Stomach Flu in Children: Gastroenteritis

I had several infants, toddlers and young children come in to see me at my clinic with gastroenteritis. I got some great...

Skin abrasions: how to clean a cut in children and to avoid scars and...

Recently our family had an outing to visit Martin Luther King's house here in Atlanta. Graeme and I were excited to be...

Teen depression: depression symptoms, and signs of depression in adolescence

Depression is common in adolescence and is often underrecognized.  As a parent it can be hard for us to think about our...