Posts Tagged: pediatrics

Tips for feeding your infant or toddler

When caring for a newborn, feeding is probably the single most important thing that parents do for their infant. Feeding is therefore very tightly bound up in our feelings about parenting from the very beginning. Recommendations for feeding infants usually consist of exclusive breastfeeding (or exclusive formula feeding if breastfeeding is not possible) until approximately…
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Car seat safety

As a pediatrician, I’m concerned with more than your child’s health, but also their safety. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of death in children. I often tell parents that making sure that their child is properly restrained in the car is the best thing they can do for their child’s health….
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Childhood obesity—A medical concern

Childhood obesity is a growing medical concern. In fact, one out of every three children is considered overweight or obese. And the number of overweight and obese children has nearly tripled in the past 30 years. An overweight child has a body mass index (called BMI) greater than the 85 percentile for age while an…
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What to do when your child has palpitations

Just as it is often the case, children have their own unique ways of describing symptoms that we, adults, would commonly report as palpitations. A teenager may complain of “fluttering” in the chest or “heart racing,” while a 7-year-old may report his “heart is beeping fast.” A toddler or infant likely will say nothing at…
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