health


This Pediatrician’s 411 on Vaccines

Thursday, May 25, 2017 By Tessy Kadavil
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I love when kids come in for their well checks and I get to tell them, “Guess what, no shots today!!” Unfortunately, that introduction is not always the case and even though I wish all kids would happily trot into their pediatrician’s office without fear, vaccines are a standard of care in our line of work. Vaccine education is a significant part of our visit when kids come in for their check ups. There are usually a lot of questions surrounding the routine schedule and number of vaccines and possible deviations from that standard schedule. Thankfully, there are many combination…

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How to Burn Fat Without Dropping Your Breastmilk Supply

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 By Kate Horney
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When it comes time to start your training or diet plan postpartum, it’s very common for moms to worry about how it will affect their breast milk supply. I can relate. As a new mom committed to breastfeeding both of my sons as long as possible, I promised myself that if I noticed a decrease in breast milk production after starting my postpartum workouts, I would stop immediately. To me, losing the baby weight just wasn’t as important as having a healthy child. Excessive dieting can reduce your milk supply, but the good news is that when it’s done in the…

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What is Baby-Led Weaning?

Thursday, April 27, 2017 By Sarah Bederman
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Baby-led weaning (BLW) is a gentle, commonsense, and fun way to introduce solids to your baby. While continuing to breast or bottle feed, babies are allowed and encouraged to feed themselves real, whole foods–when they are ready. Babies have the autonomy to experiment and discover food at their own pace, developing “chewing skills, manual dexterity, and hand-eye coordination” (Rapley & Murkett, xiv). Participating in family meals, they discover a wide range of healthy foods and learn important social skills, while choosing what, how much, and how quickly to eat. Babies freely explore a variety of new tastes and textures without pressure…

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5 Things Your Pediatrician Wants You to Know

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 By Tessy Kadavil
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As a pediatrician and mama, I am writing this in hope that it helps ease some of the million and one worries we all have about our kiddos! Most importantly, trust your instincts. And if you feel like something is off with your little one, please bring them to your pediatrician. 1. Fever When your child is sick and has a high fever, it can be one of the scariest feelings as a parent. Your little ones don’t look like themselves, sometimes their temperatures are very elevated, they’re not eating, and mama panic mode sets in. Fevers are not all bad,…

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9 Tips for Working Moms to Stay Healthy While at Work

Monday, April 17, 2017 By Alayna Pagnani-Gendron
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Working in an office can make it hard to keep a healthy routine, and it can be especially challenging for moms who juggle work and home life. It seems like there is no time for yourself. It can be especially difficult to make time to exercise or eat right. Here are a few tips to keep your work life as healthy as it can be. 1. While at work, work and then leave work at work. This seems obvious. But how many of us schedule birthday parties, car pool, and dance class while we are work? We also check Facebook, emails,…

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