The flu, RSV, colds, croup, strep throat, ear infections. They all have one thing in common: they can cause fevers. And as any parent can attest to, it’s often the fever itself that freaks us out more than anything and prompts many parents to call their child’s pediatrician or hustle them off to the emergency room. Fever is clearly not a parent’s friend. Or is it? You might be surprised to know, that ...

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If your teens are on social media, you need to be there too Teens, smartphones, Facebook, Instagram, and a myriad of other social apps. What do they have in common? Well they simply go together these days. Just look around and if you spot a teen, he/she is likely virtually connected, phone firmly in hand. The social landscape has certainly changed since our own teen years and it’s up to us as parents to catch up. There ...

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When a medical student sees you, consider it your lucky day Medical students rotate through the clinic I work at. I love it. It brings me back to those days. Sure, it reminds me how old I am, but also reminds me of the incredible impact patients have in directing the course of our career paths. We all have those memories. Our first delivery. Our first code. The first time we had to ...

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Mommy wars aside, I think you’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard the enormous and real benefits of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is awesome on so many levels. Health of baby and mom alike. Both physical and emotional. But, what if it doesn’t work? What if you’re a mom (like me) who couldn’t produce enough milk? Hardly any in my case. What if you’re an adoptive parent or your baby ...

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I was just thinking the other day how much I need my mom friends. The ones I'm fortunate enough to have in real life and the ones (you) who come here, read, offer support, share your stories, and commiserate at times. All of you moms are incredibly important to me. It doesn't matter to me whether you've breastfed or bottle fed, whether you are a champion of sleep training or prefer co-sleeping, ...

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Getting your infant, toddler, or even preschooler to sleep through the night is tricky at best. If you are one of the lucky ones, you may have an "easy" sleeper. You know, the one that seems content after some rocking, singing, and nursing. Things just flow and voila, you actually have a baby that, "sleeps like a baby" so to speak. However, for many of us, "sleep like a baby" is ...

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Having a picky eater seems to be the norm these days. I'd almost dare to say that children between the ages of 2-7 more often than not wind up in the picky eater category. Why the sharp jump in membership of The Picky Eaters Club during this time? Researchers believe it could be evolutionary. That way young "cave toddlers" wouldn't walk around tasting every potentially dangerous thing in sight. Can you imagine? Still, there ...

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