Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Apart from being cosmetically unappealing, cold sores are highly contagious.  But what are you to do when you have a cold sore and also a newborn baby to care for? What is a Cold Sore? Cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).  They look like small blisters...
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizer has become a staple household item. However, many parents are wondering, is hand sanitizer safe for use in children? The short answer is yes, though it can be unsafe in certain circumstances. Hand Hygiene The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
Breastfeeding was not intuitive for me. I struggled with low milk supply early on and had difficulty getting Madi to latch correctly. Fortunately, with the help of a lactation consultant, after two weeks breastfeeding improved. There are two main reasons why mothers and their infants may have breastfeeding difficulties.  The first reason is inadequate milk production from the mother....

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Travelling with Toddlers: What to bring when flying with a toddler

For the past 5 months, Madi and I have been commuting back and forth from Atlanta, Georgia to Edmonton, Alberta (Canada).  Dining, shopping, or...

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...

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....

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...

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...

To Dine or Not to Dine Out (with a toddler)

Before Madi was born, my husband and I loved going out for dinner, but having a baby changed everything about going out to eat....

McDonald’s For a Family Fun Activity?

I never thought I would say this, but I think McDonald’s in moderation (once a month for us) can be great for families. Before...

Treatment for ADHD in children: What can I do as a parent to help my child?

Having a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) can be challenging.  Compared to other children without ADHD, they can sometimes be more...

Where science meets parenting

I Have a Cold Sore, Can I Be Near My Newborn Baby?

Apart from being cosmetically unappealing, cold sores are highly contagious.  But what are...

Safety of Hand Sanitizer

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizer has become a...

Ways to Improve Breast Milk Supply

Breastfeeding was not intuitive for me. I struggled with low milk supply early on and had...

What is a Yeast Infection And What Can You Do About it?

Vaginal yeast infections, or vaginal candidiasis, are common in women.  Many healthy females...

How Common is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Why is it Important to Treat?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD,  is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder among children...

What is Positional Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) and How is it Treated?

The safest place for your baby to sleep is on their back.  The...

Nightmares in Toddlers

A year ago for an entire week, Madi has woken up suddenly...

What is Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)?

Pink eye (or conjunctivitis) is a common cause of a red eye.  Conjunctivitis...

Fever and Temperature Taking

Living in a COVID-19 pandemic means we are often taking the temperatures...

Diapering Tips

Despite caring for infants for years as a family physician, when I...

What are the Different Sleep Training Methods?

There are many methods of how to sleep train a baby. Modified...

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopment disorder among...

What is Placentophagy (Consuming your placenta postpartum) And Should You Do It?

There is a growing trend for new mothers to encapsulate and consume...

How to Use Pacifiers Safely

Before I became a mother, I did not realize how attached an...

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common, and very contagious,...

Why Do I Feel Anxious? Learn More About Anxiety And Its Symptoms.

In my family medicine practice, I often have patients come in with...

Why do we Give Vitamin K to Newborns?

Vitamin K is a substance our bodies need to stop bleeding and...

Head Lice

One of the quickest ways to make your skin crawl is to...

Sponsored post: Infant Safe Sleep Tips and Baby Monitors

I remember being so worried about Madi and George when they slept...

How to Introduce Solid Foods to Your Baby?

For the first six months of a baby’s life, they get all...

How to Manage Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy?

“Morning sickness” is common during pregnancy and can actually occur at any...

Do Tongue Ties Cause Breastfeeding Problems?

Madi did not have a tongue-tie and I struggled with breastfeeding her....

Does Maternal Consumption of Highly Allergenic Foods, Like Peanuts, Reduce the Incidence of Childhood Peanut Allergies?

Peanut allergies are becoming more common among children.  It is estimated that  3.2% of...

Does Running Cause Osteoarthritis?

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, or OA, is a...

What is Thrush and What Can You Do About It?

Thrush, or oropharyngeal candidiasis, is a common infection in babies. It is a...

What is Croup and How is it Treated?

Croup can be a very scary experience for parents.  Your child may have a...

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD) in Babies

A frequent question I am asked about in clinic is what is...

What is Whooping Cough?

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a very contagious and serious respiratory infection.  Fortunately,...

Do We Need To Burp Babies?

Both my mom and mother-in-law believe and promote the practice of burping...

Blocked Tear Duct

Blocked tear ducts are a relatively common occurrence in newborn babies.  It is...