Thursday, January 23, 2020
Dr. Mom blog explores melatonin pills and melatonin for sleep in children.

Over-the-counter melatonin for sleep in children

Remember when you brought your newborn baby home from the hospital and she slept during the day but was awake all night? ...

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....

Why Babies Under a Year of Age Should Not Have Honey?

“Just dip the soother in some honey”.  I remember hearing this piece of advice from a well-meaning grandmother when I was struggling...

Bumps and Scrapes Can Happen During Childhood, How Can You Prevent Infections and Scars?

Recently our family had an outing to visit Martin Luther King's house in Atlanta, Georgia. 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...

What medicines are safe to give a child when they have a cold?

What medicines are safe to give my child when they have a cold? How can I help my child when they have...

Tips for Managing Ear Infections in Children

I remember the first time Madi had an ear infection, she was 9 months old and I was...

Cold Winters, Dry and Cracked Skin? How to Conquer Dry Skin in Children and...

Any Canadian knows that winter is the WORST for our skin. Without copious lathering of cream we get scaly, alligator dry skin....

Do the Preservatives in Vaccines Cause Autism?

In my last article about vaccines and the fraudulent accusation that they are associated with or cause autism, I outlined how the...

What is HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and Why am I at Risk of Cancer?

As a family doc some parents have told me that they do not want their child to get the HPV (human papillomavirus)...