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Newborns + Infants

Posts about children from birth to approximately age 1.

Thirty-Five Thousand Minutes: How Do You Measure a Year of Breastfeeding?

By and August 29, 2016 No Comments

When my friend Kate hit the tremendous milestone of exclusively breastfeeding her son for one year, she shared the following with members of our new moms Facebook group: “I have spent 24,666.4 minutes nursing him, or 411.1066666 hours nursing him, or 17.129 days nursing him a total of 1,656 times in the last year!” “I […]

Categories: Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Newborns + Infants

Can Thumb Sucking Really Prevent Allergies?

By July 27, 2016 No Comments

Wouldn’t it be great if there was something we could do to prevent or decrease the development of allergies? Especially if that something was a common behavior that most of our children are already doing? That would make everyone’s life a lot easier. Well, that’s what a recent study out of New Zealand attempted to […]

Categories: Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers

How to Spot the Signs of Hearing Loss Early

By May 18, 2016 1 Comment

Why does the TV volume need to be so loud? Why don’t you follow the direction the first time I said it? Why is my child’s vocabulary not developing as fast as their siblings did? These are all valid questions that parents ask themselves when their child is having difficulty hearing – and often they […]

Categories: Disability + Disability Advocacy, Newborns + Infants, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers

How Soon is ‘Too Soon’ to Leave Your Baby for the First Time?

By May 2, 2016 1 Comment

Last year, the public rallied behind Chrissy Teigen after she opened up to discuss her infertility struggles. At the time, she thanked her fans for the kind and encouraging words that were sent her way. Unfortunately, the good will disappeared almost as soon as she got pregnant. When she started showing earlier than some people […]

Categories: Newborns + Infants, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health

Child’s Cough Sound Like Barking? It Could Be Croup!

By April 26, 2016 No Comments

If you’ve ever heard it, you will never forget it: the sound of a child with a croup cough, which has a very distinctive sound. Unfortunately, you’ll typically hear it in the middle of the night, so you are going to need to know what to do to alleviate your child’s symptoms when it happens.  But […]

Categories: Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Newborns + Infants

Can We Really Prevent Peanut Allergy by Feeding It to Infants?

By April 6, 2016 1 Comment

Luke, what does Uncle Dave always say? “No nuts!” That’s exactly the advice I gave to my 2-year-old nephew when I first started my allergy/immunology fellowship a decade ago. After all, those were the recommendations published in 2000 from the American Academy of Pediatrics. To try and prevent the development of food allergies, the guidelines […]

Categories: Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers

What is Arsenic Doing in Rice Cereal?

By April 5, 2016 No Comments

This week the FDA released a consumer update called Seven Things Pregnant Women and Parents Need to Know About Arsenic in Rice and Rice Cereal. While many parents were caught off guard by the new recommendations, I was lucky enough to be talking to pediatricians, PhDs, registered dietitians, clinical professors, and even the 18th United […]

Categories: Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Newborns + Infants, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health