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  1. Ankyloglossia…Being Tongue-Tied ›

    The baby was not gaining weight. Mom’s breast-feeding was not going well. This was all due to the inability of the baby to properly suck.

  1. Amber Teething Necklaces ›

    When my baby is teething I want to eliminate the pain. What is your opinion of the amber teething necklaces?

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    A clinical report on infant sleep machines, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for immersion in water during labor and delivery.

  1. Enlarged Breasts, Vaginal Bleeding And Milk Production…All Normal For A Newborn Female ›

    What to do with a new baby girl who has enlarged breasts and vaginal bleeding? Should we be worried?

  1. Facts About Fluoride ›

    Fluoride drops used to be a common procedure for our growing children. Why has this been discontinued?

  1. Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum…Not As Bad As It Sound ›

    When tiny lesions on a newborn are common or infectious.

  1. Early Childhood Caries ›

    The development of good sound teeth for children can start as early as the third trimester of mom’s pregnancy. Good dental health should begin early.

  1. The Night Crier ›

    Nighttime is miserable. My baby wakes up screaming every two hours. This has been going on for weeks. What can be the matter?

  1. Why Vitamin K In The Delivery Room? ›

    Vitamin K is routinely given to all newborns in the delivery room. It is a preventable measure of excess bleeding which the infants lack.

  1. Constipation: A Parent’s Guide ›

    Nearly every day parents ask how they can help with their child’s pooping difficulties. While this is one of the most common pediatric problems, there is not a quick easy cure. It requires recognizing when a child is constipated, treating the problem every day, and constantly monitoring for return of symptoms. This guide will help parents identify and treat constipation, hopefully before it becomes a serious medical problem.

  1. Baby’s New Shoes ›

    An infant’s first shoes should be flexible, breathable and supportive.

  1. When Can I Start Solids For My Baby? ›

    Waiting until the infant reaches six months of age reduces the risk of food allergies.

  1. Why Is My Baby Fussy? A Parent’s Guide To Interpreting Babies’ Cries ›

    Both new and experienced parents are often frustrated when they don’t know how to sooth their fussy infant.. You feel like you have tried everything, and your baby is still crying!

  1. The Holidays And Active Infants ›

    A practical tip list when thinking of your infant and safety this holiday season.

  1. Tips For Breast-feeding Moms: How To Increase Milk Supply And Medication Advice While Nursing ›

    Dr. Livingston reviews some helpful suggestions for breast-feeding.

  1. Accidental Bed Related Increase in Infants ›

    Dr. Cox reviews recent infant mortality data.

  1. Jaundice…What’s That? ›

    An overview of pediatric treatment for jaundice.

  1. Cold Season For Infants And Toddlers ›

    Preventing viruses is a lot easier than waiting them out.

  1. When The New Baby Comes Home ›

    Dr. Theriot explores how to ease the transition of a new baby into families who already have older children.

  1. Pediatric Dental Care: A Healthy Smile Starts Before The First Tooth ›

    When do you start brushing the teeth? At what age does a child see the dentist? There are often many questions surrounding this everyday habit.

  1. Coming Home With The New Baby ›

    Few moments in life are as magical and momentous as bringing the new baby home from the hospital.

  1. Downtime For Babies ›

    For optimal development, babies need stimulation. They also need downtime. Downtime gives them the opportunity to develop skills that can only be learned with time to themselves.

  1. Umbilical Cord Blood Banking…A Good Idea or Not? ›

    While umbilical cord blood transplant holds much promise for the future, it is not without controversy.

  1. Nitrates and Baby Food ›

    A look at the dangers associated with excessive consumption of nitrates.

  1. Umbilical Cord Blood Banking ›

    Umbilical cord blood is collected at the time a baby is born. It is a source for stem cells which can be used to treat different malignancies, blood, immunologic and metabolic diseases.

  1. Rotavirus: An Oral Vaccine for Infants ›

    Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children in the United States.

  1. Biotinidase Deficiency and Cystic Fibrosis To Be Added to California’s Newborn Screening Program ›

  1. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ›

    A look at SIDS.

  1. A Refresher On Jaundice ›

    Dr. Theriot looks at jaundice.

  1. Behavioral Problems With Preterm Infants ›

    A look at the likelihood of preterm infants going on to have behavioral problems.

  1. Accidental Substance Ingestion ›

    Emergency rooms see greater than fifty thousand children a year who have inadvertently ingested a medication or substance not intended for them. This is to the exclusion of alcohol and narcotic ingestions.

  1. My Baby Needs That Sleep Time Bottle ›

    Learn the proper feeding practices to eliminate baby bottle decay.

  1. Are Pacifiers Finally Vindicated? ›

    A look at pacifiers and SIDS.

  1. How To Get The Drops In The Eye ›

    Dr. Theriot relates a patient's issues with eyedrops, and how to administer them correctly.

  1. Baby Bottle Decay ›

    A look at the dangers of letting a baby sleep with a bottle.

  1. Universal Newborn Hearing Screening ›

    A look at what a newborn infant screening entails.

  1. Stimulate Your Infant Auditorily ›

    Engaging your baby through conversation and music helps with the bonding process necessary for healthy development.

  1. Hair Loss That’s Not a Problem: Telogen Effluvium ›

    A look at a case of telogen effluvium.

  1. Question & Answers: Green Bowel Movements + Nasal Discharge ›

    Dr. Samson answers a question about bowel movements, as well as another on nasal discharge.

  1. Car Seats: Essential Information, Part 2 ›

    Dr. Cox continues her series on car seat safety. An essential read!

  1. Why 100.4 Degrees? ›

    Dr. Theriot takes a look at sepsis, and why a temperature of 100.4 degrees can mean hospital admission for newborns.

  1. Car Seats: Essential Information ›

    Dr. Cox takes a look at the car seat essentials with clarification on exactly what class of car seat you need to use for your child.

  1. Circumcision: New Pediatric Policy Statement ›

    New policies regarding circumcision.

  1. Into the Mouths of Babes: A History of Infant Feeding ›

    A historical primer on the evolution of breast feeding.

  1. My Baby Has A Flat Head ›

    What is the difference between craniosynostosis and a flat head?

  1. Reflux and Hernias ›

    A look at reflux and hernias.

  1. Bonding And Attachment In Infancy and Early Childhood ›

    How to foster bonding with your baby.

  1. The Newborn Physical Exam ›

    Dr. Murphy goes over what to expect when your newborn is examined.

  1. Breastfeeding and Sleep…Or Lack Thereof ›

    A look at how the amount and frequency of feedings can affect how well they—and you—sleep through the night.

  1. International Adoption ›

    For parents who are considering adopting a child from abroad, a wealth of information is available to help make informed and proper choices.

  1. Umbilical Hernia ›

    Dr. Samson examines umbilical hernias.

  1. Concerns For The Out-of-Country Adoption ›

    An overview of concerns new parents and children might have with an out-of-country adoption.

  1. Hand Foot And Mouth…Not Hoof And Mouth ›

    Though they sound the same, there's a big difference.

  1. The Newborn Visit ›

    An example of parents' first visit to a pediatrician.

  1. Carotenemia: A Look With A Jaundiced Eye ›

    Dr. Theriot looks at a common condition in babies, how it's caused and the remedies.

  1. Breath Holding Spells ›

    Dr. Theriot looks at breath holding spells in children.

  1. Pulling Out One’s Hair ›

    Dr. Welty takes a look at trichotillomania, the inability to resist the impulse to pull out one's own hair.

  1. Newborn Hearing ›

    Hearing loss is one of the more common congenital abnormalities that is seen in newborns, occurring in around 1-3/1000 live births.

  1. How to Choose a Pediatrician ›

    Dr. Theriot helps a mother-to-be choose a pediatrician.

  1. Questions & Answers: Jaundice ›

    Dr. Theriot answers a question about jaundice.

  1. Questions & Answers: Jaundice ›

    Dr. Theriot answers a question about jaundice.

  1. Diaper Rash ›

    Tips for dealing with diaper rash.

  1. The Pregnancy Consult ›

    A primer on what parents-to-be should look for in a pregnancy consult.

  1. Fever In Newborns ›

    A look at why a newborn with a slight fever may need to be treated with antibiotics.

  1. Speech Development ›

    Speech development is a common concern for any young family. Fortunately, children are born with an innate drive to produce speech sounds, and they soon learn to understand and repeat the basic structure of the language that they hear.

  1. Undescended Testes ›

    Diagnosis and treatment for undescended testes.

  1. Scanning the Journals ›

    A quick look at the value of the PREP publications.

  1. Questions & Answers: Teeth and Seeing ›

    Dr. Theriot answers patient questions about how early babies have teeth and how soon they can see.

  1. Scanning The Journals: Breastfeeding; Steroids ›

    Dr. Samson examines the pediatric literature.

  1. You Have To Laugh: BRAT diet ›

    When a BRAT isn't a brat.

  1. Questions & Answers: Jaundice ›

    An explanation of what causes jaundice.


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