If you’re about to give up breastfeeding because of low milk supply, but wish you didn’t have to, read on. If you’re thinking about quitting breastfeeding/chestfeeding because you aren’t making enough milk for your baby, you aren’t alone. Low milk supply is one of the most common reasons new parents stop nursing and transition to
Among children who experienced in-hospital cardiac arrest in the last 20 years, survival rates have increased significantly. Greater improvements have been seen among children who had recent cardiac surgery and cardiac arrest, with lesser gains in survival seen among children who had cardiovascular disease (CVD) and no recent history of cardiac surgery, according to preliminary
Newborns across the United States are screened to check for hearing loss. This test is important because it helps families better understand their child’s health, but it’s often not accessible to children in other countries because the screening device is expensive. A team led by researchers at the University of Washington has created a new
Parenting expert Esther Wojcicki thinks we’re holding our children back. Here’s her rather “unpopular” solution. Parenting is really freaking hard, so it’s no wonder that we’re always looking for tips and tricks to help us raise the best people we possibly can. Part of this means setting our kids up for success, and one mom
A new analysis of U.S.-based pediatrics research published over the last decade found that just 9% of studies included non-English-speaking children or families, highlighting a lack of representation that could have serious implications for health equity. The findings are published today in a JAMA Pediatrics analysis led by University of Pittsburgh researchers. It is frankly
This story was written by Erica Barsi and originally appeared on Fairygodboss. How would you approach someone that is grieving? Chances are we all know someone either directly, or indirectly in the workplace that has lost a loved one. Perhaps you have successfully helped someone during a time of grief and would like some further,
In a recent Pediatrics journal study, researchers assessed the outcomes of children born to mothers infected during pregnancy with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In utero, mother-to-child SARS-CoV-2 transmission is possible; however, the mechanisms remain unknown. Previous studies have reported the transplacental passage of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, thereby providing some passive protection to newborns.
You may have heard that giving peanut butter to a baby is a bad idea. However, the allergy discussion over babies and peanut butter has changed. When can babies have peanut butter? In this episode of Mom Docs, Lila Kertz says introducing peanut butter to babies at an early age actually decreases the likelihood of
Use this fun playdough activity to help your child learn to follow instructions. Visit http://www.smarterparenting.com/ for more activities, parenting skills and parenting help.
In this week’s tutorial we are going to show you how easy it is to create your own desserts at home. With our decoration hacks you will be able to create themed food for any time of the year. Enjoy family celebrations and meals with friends adding a special touch with delicious food. Try the
Portuguese researchers have proven that hearing assessment in early-age infants can help predict milestones and early detection of neurodevelopmental disorder markers. Several studies suggest that the brain’s response to different auditory stimulus intensities in newborn babies can provide important information about basic auditory sensory processing skills, with cascading effects on aspects such as behavioral organization,
Children aged 8 years or younger should be considered a group at high risk for more severe monkeypox disease, reports The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. Young children would be a key target group
This story was written by Autumn Knapp and originally appeared on The Mighty. My 8-year-old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a few months before her second birthday. Her diagnosis came after an E. coli infection took over her body and shut down several organs, including her pancreas. The other organs recovered, but Mr. Pancreas did
Earn beaded necklaces to get a surprise! This fun activity is great for younger children to learn Following Instructions. Visit http://www.smarterparenting.com and see all our parenting activities, tips and skills.
Cooking delicious dishes in less than 30 minutes will be your new challenge, and with these cooking ideas and easy recipes, you will be able to meet that challenge. Sometimes we have very little time to prepare dinner, but that does not mean leaving out the taste of your favorite ingredients. Prepare your kitchen tools
People with autoimmune or auto-inflammatory rheumatic diseases have an increased risk of infections. This can be due to the underlying disease itself, or may be caused by treatment with immunomodulating or immunosuppressive drugs. Vaccinations play an important role in infection prevention. But children with pedAIIRD require a vaccination schedule that takes into account their disease
By trick-or-treating as safely as possible and preparing for all potential mishaps, you’ll be set for a night of fun, not fright. Your toddler’s first Halloween is super exciting, but it can also be scary—both for your first-timer, who isn’t used to being out in the dark with spooky decorations; and for their parents, who
Pediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound (PedMSUS) has great potential in the evaluation of children with arthritis, and since 2012 several PedMSUS courses have been endorsed by EULAR – The European Alliance of Rheumatology Associations. But despite this, there has been no agreed educational procedure for the conduct, content and format of these courses. This is critical, since
As moms, we question everything, all the time, before, during, and after pregnancy — pretty much til we die, am I right? We aren’t sure if we are doing it right or messing it all up, and if our babies to be born and recently born are going to be “okay,” let alone healthy, and
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021 Tri My Best Adaptive Triathlon! Held virtually again this year, these incredible athletes ran, swam and biked their way to the finish line. Check out their video below and remember to keep staying active year-round! We look forward to our 2022 event!