Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Collaborative post with Happy Family Organics Food allergy affects approximately 2% to 10% of the population. As food allergies become more common in North America, many families worry about when and if they should introduce common food allergens to their baby. The American and Canadian...
As a family doctor, I often get asked "how much sleep does my baby need."  The amount of sleep that we need changes throughout our lifetime, which is important to know to avoid insomnia and sleep deprivation.  In this post i'm going to talk about  how much sleep does...
Drooling can be a sign of teething, but some babies like George drool more than others. The presence of saliva frequently on on a baby’s chin, neck and chest can cause red irritation of the skin and is often called a “drool rash.” George had a drool...

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