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.
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.
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.