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  • Child Development Stages

    Child Development Stages

    This section is devoted to nutrition, immunizations, development, and safety for different age groups from birth through adolescence. Please remember that there is a range of normal development, and that every child will not walk or talk at the exact...

     
  • How to Potty Train

    What is Potty Training Potty training, or toilet training, is one of the biggest milestones in a child’s early development. It is about much more than staying clean and dry, although that is often the parent’s main concern. As s/he achieves...

     
  • Breastfeeding

    The American Academy of Pediatrics states that “mother’s milk is the best food for a baby”. Breastmilk provides a balanced diet for a growing baby, with over 200 different constituents in a perfect proportion to support the growth and development of...

     
  • Thrush Symptoms and Treatment

    Thrush is the common term for oral candidiasis. Other synonymous terms are “monilial”or “yeast” infections of the mouth. Thrush is a superficial infection of the mucous membranes of the mouth caused by the yeast Candida albicans. This yeast is ubiquitous...

     
  • How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

    “Sleeping through the night” is a big milestone for most babies. Actually, it’s a milestone for the parents – the babies are just doing what comes naturally! A baby sleeps through the night when s/he goes to sleep some time before the parents, and does...

     
  • Umbilical Cord Care

    The Umbilical Cord The “umbilicus” is the word doctors use for the belly button. In newborn babies the umbilicus is still moist and irritated after the umbilical cord has been cut. The umbilicus normally heals all by itself, but it can...

     
  • What is Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose is a form of sugar in milk products. It is a good and useful nutrient, but some people have trouble digesting it. Doctors call this condition “lactose intolerance.” Symptoms are bloating, cramps, gas, and often diarrhea soon after drinking milk or eating...

     
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which during sleep there are breaths initiated by the affected child without air movement. There may be obstructive sounds associated with these breaths and retractions may be noted (skin tugging inward) above the...

     
  • Newborn exam

    As all new parents know only too well, each new birth does brighten our world. The feeling new parents experience when their newborn cries for the first time in the delivery room is something almost indescribable. Your life and world...

     
  • What is SIDS

    SIDS is the sudden, unexpected death of a child under one year of age, without identifiable cause, despite thorough investigation. Sudden infant death syndrome has been defined as the “sudden death of an infant under one year of age which...