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.
When my baby is teething I want to eliminate the pain. What is your opinion of the amber teething necklaces?
A clinical report on infant sleep machines, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for immersion in water during labor and delivery.
What to do with a new baby girl who has enlarged breasts and vaginal bleeding? Should we be worried?
Fluoride drops used to be a common procedure for our growing children. Why has this been discontinued?
When tiny lesions on a newborn are common or infectious.
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.
Nighttime is miserable. My baby wakes up screaming every two hours. This has been going on for weeks. What can be the matter?
Vitamin K is routinely given to all newborns in the delivery room. It is a preventable measure of excess bleeding which the infants lack.
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.
Waiting until the infant reaches six months of age reduces the risk of food allergies.
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!
A practical tip list when thinking of your infant and safety this holiday season.
Dr. Livingston reviews some helpful suggestions for breast-feeding.
Dr. Theriot explores how to ease the transition of a new baby into families who already have older children.
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.
Few moments in life are as magical and momentous as bringing the new baby home from the hospital.
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.
While umbilical cord blood transplant holds much promise for the future, it is not without controversy.
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.
Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children in the United States.
A look at the likelihood of preterm infants going on to have behavioral problems.
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.
Learn the proper feeding practices to eliminate baby bottle decay.
Dr. Theriot relates a patient's issues with eyedrops, and how to administer them correctly.
Engaging your baby through conversation and music helps with the bonding process necessary for healthy development.
Dr. Samson answers a question about bowel movements, as well as another on nasal discharge.
Dr. Cox continues her series on car seat safety. An essential read!
Dr. Theriot takes a look at sepsis, and why a temperature of 100.4 degrees can mean hospital admission for newborns.
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.
A historical primer on the evolution of breast feeding.
A look at how the amount and frequency of feedings can affect how well they—and you—sleep through the night.
For parents who are considering adopting a child from abroad, a wealth of information is available to help make informed and proper choices.
An overview of concerns new parents and children might have with an out-of-country adoption.
Dr. Theriot looks at a common condition in babies, how it's caused and the remedies.
Dr. Welty takes a look at trichotillomania, the inability to resist the impulse to pull out one's own hair.
Hearing loss is one of the more common congenital abnormalities that is seen in newborns, occurring in around 1-3/1000 live births.
A look at why a newborn with a slight fever may need to be treated with antibiotics.
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.
Dr. Theriot answers patient questions about how early babies have teeth and how soon they can see.