Category: Baby

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)

Necrotizing enterocoloitis, also known as NEC, is a condition of the intestinal tract that almost only affects premature babies. It often begins 2 or ...

Newborn screening: a personal story

All babies in the United States get newborn screening before they leave the hospital. Newborn screening looks for rare but serious and mostly treatabl ...

Breastfeeding 101

If you’re breastfeeding or thinking about breastfeeding, you’ve come to the right place. This post is your one-stop-shop for all things breastfeeding. ...
Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip or cleft palate

Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip or cleft palate

Breastfeeding can be challenging for any mom. But, for the mother of an infant with a cleft lip or cleft palate, it can be daunting. In honor of Worl ...
Keeping breast milk safe

Keeping breast milk safe

There are a few things you need to take into consideration if you are breastfeeding or pumping your breast milk, in addition to avoiding alcohol whil ...

Hand, foot and mouth disease

The cold weather is over, along with those winter viruses, hurrah! But not so fast- you may still need to keep an eye out for hand, foot and mouth dis ...

Formula switching- what you need to know

Moms may decide to change formula brands for a variety of different reasons. My friend recently told me she bought a new formula for her baby because ...
Early Intervention

Early Intervention

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The CDC wants you to know that it is important to remember that babies with birth defects who ...
What is hydronephrosis?

What is hydronephrosis?

The urinary tract is the body’s drainage system for removing wastes and extra fluid. The kidneys filter out waste and deposit it in urine. Urine flows ...
What is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician?

What is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician?

Is there a difference between a Pediatrician and a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician? In a simple word - yes. A Pediatrician is a medical docto ...