What is Menopause and What are the Treatment Options?

Menopause is a natural part of aging for all women. It begins when you go a full year with no menstrual period....

Constipation in Children

I struggled with constipation as a toddler. Constipation is a very common problem in childhood and is a frequent reason children see...

What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus?

In a time when the world is overwhelmed by COVID-19, it is easy to minimize or forget other common ailments affecting our...

The Stomach Flu in Children: Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis, commonly referred to as “gastro” or “stomach flu” is a viral infection that may cause fever, stomach ache, vomiting and/or diarrhea....

When Should I Give my Baby Peanuts?

Introducing solid foods to your baby’s diet is an exciting time for many parents.  But with that also comes some worries about potential...

How Does Shift Work Affect Circadian Rhythm? How Can Sleep Hygiene Help?

Our bodies have an intrinsic timekeeping system that regulates sleep, wakefulness and other systems such as temperature, appetite and hormone levels. This...

Breastfeeding and Plugged Ducts

Plugged milk ducts can be an uncomfortable complication of breastfeeding.  It is estimated that up to two-thirds of breastfeeding women experience a plugged milk duct...

Sponsored: What is Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy, what is the Difference with Lactose intolerance,...

Sponsored by Mead Johnson Some babies have allergies to proteins that are found in cow's milk. This is known...

Essential Oils and Babies

Essential oils are widely used for a variety of reasons.  Some people use them for everyday wellness, while others just enjoy their smell.  Whatever...

Newborn reflexes

The initial movements that newborn babies make are primitive reflexes and part of normal neurological development.  Some of these movements may surprise new parents if...