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- Pediatric Obesity: The Unspoken Epidemic
The press has frequently focused on infectious disease epidemics such as H1N1 influenza and HIV, but rarely discusses the growing problem of pediatric obesity. If HIV affected 30% of the population you would bet there would be an outcry for the government to do something about this problem. Right now almost 32% of children 6-17 are […]
- Infant Breastfeeding
New mothers often ask me about the benefits of breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding and the amount of time recommended for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a recommended in all infants except in rare instances. There are many benefits of breast milk that cannot be duplicated in infant formulas. Maternal infant bonding increases with breastfeeding. Recent studies have shown […]
- Pacifier Pros and Cons
It’s been said that babies are not born with pacifiers in their mouths. True, but they often end up with one so soon it seems like they were born with it! If you are trying to decide whether or not to use a pacifier with your baby, here are some pros and cons to consider. […]
- Gossip around the Bowl: Conquering Constipation in Kids.
Anyone who has had a child who has had it knows how worriesome it can be. You know your child hasn’t had a bowel movement in a week, you can see the grimaces and discomfort, and you sit and wait feeling helpless about the situation. Childhood constipation is a serious, and sometimes chronic, problem that […]
- How to Spot Signs of Hearing Problems in Toddlers
Is your toddler just not listening, or does she really have a hearing problem? Is she ignoring you, or not hearing you? How can you tell? You’re right to be concerned; hearing problems can lead to speech issues and social difficulties. Here are some tips and ideas for how to spot signs of an actual […]
- Remembering to rest?
According to sleep experts, children in preschool need about 10 to 12 hours of sleep per night, while older children need around 8 to 9 hours. But a recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation indicated that over 60 percent of children have trouble either going to sleep or staying asleep during the week. Beauty rest is one thing, but lack of sleep in children can lead to much more serious problems including depression, hostility, weight gain, and lower school performance. The culprits that are keeping children awake at night?
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