Tuesday, April 7, 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.

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...

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...

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Advil): What to Know When Treating Fever or Pain?

One of the most common medications I get asked about by patients are about acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil). How do I...

Why is Vitamin D Important?

During medical school, I learned that babies require vitamin D supplementation for healthy bone development. However, other than bone health I was...

Should Breastfeeding Moms Restrict Their Intake of Dairy To Reduce Colic?

One mention of colic and you will be inundated with tips and tricks to help soothe your baby.  One of the most common...

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...

Cough and Cold Medicines to Avoid in Babies and Young Children

Having an infant with a cold can be distressing for parents.   Cough, congestion, and sore throats can affect their sleep, their eating habits,...

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...

Do Probiotics Help for Colic?

Our son George was born over a month ago and we have been very fortunate to have not experienced colic with him....