4 myths and truths about milk We've heard some interesting things about cow's milk over the years. I am going to share with you four myths about milk that I continue to hear from my patients’ parents. Myth #1: Don’t give milk to a child with a fever, the milk will curdle (or some other variant). Truth: As long as your child is not vomiting, milk is a perfectly acceptable fluid ...

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Autism is a communication disorder where children have difficulty relating to other people. Pediatricians watch for  speech delay as a sign of autism. Even before your child is expected to start talking, around a year old, you can watch for communication milestones. Problems attaining these milestones may indicate autism or other disorders such as hearing loss, vision loss, isolated language delay, or other developmental delays. By six weeks of age, your ...

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About half of all children in the United States with an autistic spectrum disorder are diagnosed at age five or older according to a May 2012, NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) data brief. However, many parents are suspicious much sooner. As part of autism awareness month, we bring you clues in toddler development that can alert you to a potential issue. Pediatricians often use a questionnaire called the M-CHAT (Modified ...

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