Monday, October 14, 2019

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Child wellness
Our daughter Madi has been the center of my husband's and my life since the day she was born. Our family, friends and nanny have commented about the significant adjustment that Madi will have once our baby boy arrives. I asked a...
Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life, but also one that can be quite stressful. While there are already a million things on your mind, it's important to make sure that your dental care is one of them. The fact is that many women don’t...
If you are a nursing mother, at some point you may consider pumping your breast milk and storing it for future use.  This will allow you to leave your baby in the care of others with a supply of breast milk for bottle-feeding.   Whether you...

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Baby sleep – Is Sleep Training Bad For My Baby?

When I went through my medical training I thought putting your baby to sleep was as simple as putting your baby in the bassinet...

Breastfeeding Struggles

As a physician, I have counselled on the benefits of breastfeeding. I always encouraged breastfeeding as it’s more affordable, helps with bonding, and has...

Screen Time Paradigm

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Is Spanking Bad for your Child: Controversies and Childhood Outcomes

Parents always want to make the best decisions for their children, particularly when it comes to discipline. Everyone will have an opinion and try...

Grandparents Spoiling with Sugar

Going through medical school and learning about the growing epidemic of childhood obesity has made more conscious of the food I prepare for Madi....

Going on Vacation Without your Baby: Should I Worry About Unhealthy Attachment?

Graeme and I are leaving Madi for 6 days to go to Hawaii for our friends wedding. After I booked our flights to Hawaii...

where science meets child wellness

Over-the-counter melatonin for sleep in children

Remember when you brought your newborn baby home from the hospital and...

Is Spanking Bad for your Child: Controversies and Childhood Outcomes

Parents always want to make the best decisions for their children, particularly when it...

How to increase breast milk supply during breastfeeding and improve lactation

Many new moms, including myself, worry about establishing and maintaining a good...

Tips for Managing Ear Infections in Children

I remember the first time Madi had an...

The Stomach Flu in Children: Gastroenteritis

I had several infants, toddlers and young children come in to see...

Going on Vacation Without your Baby: Should I Worry About Unhealthy Attachment?

Graeme and I are leaving Madi for 6 days to go to Hawaii for...

Storage of Breast Milk for a Health Term Infant

If you are a nursing mother, at some point you may consider...

Baby sleep – Is Sleep Training Bad For My Baby?

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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...

What causes Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?

I often get parents coming into my office asking why their child is developing...

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

Any Canadian knows that winter is the WORST for our skin. Without...

Screen Time Paradigm

Growing up, my parents let my brother and me watch unlimited amounts of TV....

Breastfeeding Versus Formula

During my medical training, I thought breastfeeding was as simple as holding...

Myths about speech delay in children

Myth #1: Boys take longer to develop speech than girls.

Recommendations for the Flu Shot in Children

Every fall is the time of year for you and your little one to...

Guest Post: Preparing Your Older Child for a New Baby

Our daughter Madi has been the center of my husband's and my...

First Time Travelling Away from your Baby: What to Know.

Madi was 15 months old when my husband and I went to a medical...

Teen depression: depression symptoms, and signs of depression in adolescence

Depression is common in adolescence and is often underrecognized.  As a parent...

Can Having a Dog Protect your Child from Developing Asthma?

My husband desperately wants a dog. He grew up with dogs and thinks every...

Breastfeeding Struggles

As a physician, I have counselled on the benefits of breastfeeding. I always encouraged...

Vaccines and Autism: The Real Truth About Fake News

Vaccines can be a controversial topic amongst parents.  In Canada, vaccines and...

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder

As a parent, it’s easy to worry about your child’s development - especially in...

My Child Won’t Sleep! Why do Children have Insomnia?

I often get asked by parents "Why wont my child sleep," and...

Peanut and Nut Allergy- When Should I Expose My Child to Nuts?

Before starting Med school, I remember being told that we should avoids peanuts and...

Becoming bilingual: How to help your child learn another language

It is very important to me that Madi is able to speak...

Skin abrasions: how to clean a cut in children and to avoid scars and infected cuts

Recently our family had an outing to visit Martin Luther King's house...