Breastfeeding Q& A

“The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about six months of a baby’s life, followed by breastfeeding combined with the introduction of complementary foods. We’d ...

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Baby Formula

Breaking down what’s available and when you might need it When parents need or choose formula, I’m frequently asked what I would recommend. While I don’t have a specific brand that I recommend, I ...

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Your Child’s Sports Physical

School just ended, but that doesn’t mean student-athlete’s aren’t already preparing for the upcoming school year. Soon thousands of middle, junior and high school student-athletes will be trying ...

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Preventing Poisoning

Recently it was reported that 52,000 children under age 6 were treated in Emergency Rooms for medication poisoning in 2017. While this is a decrease compared to previous years, it is still quite ...

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Reducing Sugary Drink Consumption

Obesity in children and adolescents is an ongoing problem in the United States. Several major national and international organizations have concluded that added sugar in the diet is contributing ...

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First Aid at Home

Safety First They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That means the most important thing you can do for injuries is to prevent them. I’ve written many times about safety and ...

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Oh No, My Child Has Lice!

Your child has head lice, now what? As a parent, I can tell you that lice is one of the most annoying aspects of having children. Yes, disease and death are a parent’s worst nightmare, but lice ...

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7 Ways to Have a Safe Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I decorate the house, wear a costume to work, and sit outside to give candy to the neighborhood kids. It’s so fun seeing the adorable and ...

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Your Baby’s First Few Weeks

Your baby’s first few weeks of life are a whirlwind. I previously wrote about what to expect in the first few days after birth in hopes that new parents will feel more confident about bringing ...

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