Sunday, April 18, 2021

How to Use Pacifiers Safely

Before I became a mother, I did not realize how attached an infant can be to their pacifier (soother). Madi loved her...

Why do we Give Vitamin K to Newborns?

Vitamin K is a substance our bodies need to stop bleeding and form clots.  Vitamin K primarily comes from the food we eat,...

Head Lice

One of the quickest ways to make your skin crawl is to hear that your child has head lice.  While head lice are...

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I remember being so worried about Madi and George when they slept in their own room for the first time. Madi moved...

How to Introduce Solid Foods to Your Baby?

For the first six months of a baby’s life, they get all of the nutrients they require from their mother’s milk or...

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...

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.

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...

Do We Need To Burp Babies?

Both my mom and mother-in-law believe and promote the practice of burping babies. After our son George was born they both ensured...

How is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Diagnosed?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common mental health disorders in children. The core symptoms of ADHD...