Posts Tagged: baby

Summer car safety tips

Every summer, children die from heat stroke because they are unintentionally left in a hot car, with the majority of these deaths occurring in children age 3 and under. I want to remind parents and others they should never leave a child in a car unattended. Infants and small children are not able to regulate their…
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Sun protection for infants

We all know that sunscreen is important for protecting the skin from sunburns, which over time can lead to melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, but did you know that blistering sunburns prior to the age of 18 double this risk? This is why it is especially important to protect our kids while they…
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Primer on poop for new parents

A newborn’s first bowel movement is called meconium. It is a thick, sticky, black to dark green substance. It begins to be formed inside the fetus’ intestines at about the 12-16th week of gestation. It is made up of amniotic fluid, lanugo (hair growing on the fetus/skin) and cells shed from the fetus’ skin and intestinal…
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What parents need to know about SIDS

SIDS is defined when a baby dies during sleep and we never find a cause even after an investigation of the death scene and complete autopsy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,500 infants died of SIDS in 2013 and is the leading cause of death in infants 1 to 12 months…
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Making the decision to breastfeed

The decision to breast or bottle feed is not merely a lifestyle decision. It is an important decision with lifelong health benefits. Breastfeeding can go a long way towards making a healthier population. Breastfeeding is by far the best way to feed babies. Most people know how good breast milk is for babies. It protects them from allergies, pneumonia,…
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