My baby is fussy, what can I try? (2/2)*In the last post we looked at some reasons that newborns get fussy and when to call or visit your baby’s doctor. Now we’ll dive deeper into colic, spitting, and constipation, and look at how diet can make a difference. There are many reasons a baby might cry, but a...
My baby is crying, do we need to see the doctor? (1/2)*
All newborns cry, some of them an awful lot. Most of this crying is normal, but sometimes it can signal a serious illness. Especially now, when we’re all trying to avoid public places, some tips can help you judge when a call or visit might be in order.
Silence of the Turkeys
Earlier this week I slaughtered hand-print turkeys, by the dozens. With them went a host of foot-print angels, Rorschach-blot finger paintings, and would-be Jackson Pollocks created by three children over years of early childhood education. I have tempera on my hands and a lust for papier-mâché.
Iron deficiency is surprisingly common in infants and toddlers, even those who seem well-nourished. Parents can make smart dietary choices to reduce the risks to their children.
Smiling Children Motivate this Pediatrician
At medical school I knew only one thing: there was no way I was going to be like my father, a pediatrician. This changed my mind.