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Discover everything you need to know to manage your health and the health of your family effectively. With tips on a wide range of topics, from fertility, pregnancy and childbirth, to chronic disease management and consumer health products.

By Asvini Prakash at
September 18 2019
fertility

Charting Your Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

A female’s menstrual cycle lasts from the first day of menstruation to the day before her next period starts. For women who have a ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
September 17 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 19

Change tends to be gradual over a pregnancy. Ideally you will be gaining weight, but slowly and steadily, at a rate that you barely notice. ...

By Bundoo®. Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
September 15 2019
toddler

Toilet Training Tips

Toilet training can be frustrating, for both you and your child. However, there are steps you can take to make it easier on your whole ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
September 15 2019
fertility

Assessing Fallopian Tube Patency in Females who are Struggling to Conceive

Infertility affects approximately 15% of couples globally. It is defined as an inability to fall pregnant after 12 months of actively trying ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
September 10 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 18

During the second trimester of pregnancy it is normal to see your doctor or midwife about every 4 weeks, which means you will probably have ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
September 03 2019
body

What are Uterine Polyps?

Uterine polyps can arise in the neck of the uterus, the cervix (cervical polyps) or the lining of the uterine cavity (endometrial polyps). ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
September 02 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 17

Hard to believe it, but you are now well into your second trimester and there’s probably no hiding that you’re pregnant now. You ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
September 01 2019
health

What is Atypical Endometrial Hyperplasia? 

Endometrial hyperplasia occurs when the lining of the uterus becomes abnormally thick. Usually it happens when the endometrial glands ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 29 2019
fertility

Cervical Discharge Through the Menstrual Cycle

Cervical discharge, or mucus, changes in quantity, colour, consistency and feel throughout the menstrual cycle. Carrying out on-going, ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 26 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 16

There are lots of reasons to enjoy week 16. You are likely to experience a surge of energy, and it won’t be too long before you ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 25 2019
breastfeeding

Antibodies in Breast Milk

When babies are first born they have an under-developed immune system; this means they are slightly more susceptible to infection with ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 08 2019
cancer

When Should I get a Pap Smear?

Many women postpone or avoid having a Pap smear test out of embarrassment, or fear as to what the process entails; and yes, it is true, ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 07 2019
health

What is a Dilation and Curettage and why is it Done?

A Dilation and Curettage (D&C) is a minor surgical procedure used to remove tissue from a woman’s uterus. First the cervix is ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 07 2019
pregnancy

What is a Molar Pregnancy?

In a normal pregnancy, when a sperm fertilises an egg, both cells contribute equally in donating their chromosomes to the developing foetus ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 06 2019
fertility

What is a Hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a means of examining the inside of the uterus, without having to make any cuts to the abdomen. A narrow, lighted tube with a ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 06 2019
breastfeeding

Benefits of Breastfeeding: The Development of the Baby gut Microbiome

The human microbiome refers to the population of microorganisms that colonise the body, working in synergy with the cells to support normal ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 05 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 15

We hope that you are enjoying Week 15! For many mums, these are the best weeks of pregnancy. You might finally be ready to start telling ...

By Asvini Prakash at
August 04 2019
male infertility

Everything you Need to Know About Sperm

What is Sperm?  Sperm is the male reproductive cell.It is produced in the testes from germ cells. Upon reaching puberty, a man ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 04 2019
breastfeeding

Does Breastfeeding Hurt? Dealing With Painful Breastfeeding

One of the biggest concerns new mothers have with regards to breastfeeding is whether or not it will hurt. They’ve been told horror ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 02 2019
breastfeeding

Breastfeeding: Am I Producing Sufficient Milk?

One of the most common concerns raised by breastfeeding mothers is that they are not producing enough milk for their baby. In fact, provided ...

By Bundoo®. Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 01 2019
breastfeeding

Benefits of Breastfeeding

There is no question that, whenever possible, breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby. Late in pregnancy, your ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
August 01 2019
body

Diarrhoea During Your Period: When to see a Doctor
 

Many women suffer from mild gastrointestinal discomfort during their period. Symptoms can range from cramping pains in the abdomen, to ...

By Asvini Prakash at
August 01 2019
breastfeeding

Signs of Hunger: When Should I Breastfeed my Baby?

For new mothers, breastfeeding can come with a lot of questions and stress. One of the major questions is, ‘When should I breastfeed ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
July 31 2019
breastfeeding

3 Ways to Boost Milk Supply

Following childbirth, many women that wish to breastfeed worry about their milk supply. Milk production is regulated by the hormones ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
July 30 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 14

So here you are, now entering the second trimester. All of the positives from the last week or so; increased energy, fewer trips to the ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
July 23 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 13

Welcome to the end of the first trimester! Week 13 is officially the last week of the first trimester, and your baby is really growing now. ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
July 15 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 12

Welcome to Week 12! We’ve been saying it for a few weeks now, but if you’ve been suffering from morning sickness, those symptoms ...

By Asvini Prakash at
July 15 2019
body

Natural Methods to Alleviate Period Pain

Primary dysmenorrhoea, known more commonly as period pain or menstrual cramps, is an uncomfortable pain in the lower abdominal region and is ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
July 14 2019
pregnancy

I Have Been Diagnosed With Placenta Previa; Will I Need a Caesarean?
 

Placenta Previa, or low lying placenta, is a condition where the placenta either partially or completely covers the cervix. It affects ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
July 10 2019
baby

Birth Defects: Gastroschisis

Gastroschisis is a rare birth defect that affects 2-5 per 10,000 newborns (0.02-0.05%). It occurs when the baby's intestines are found ...

By By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
July 08 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 11

Congratulations! You’ve almost made it through your first trimester. Hopefully some of the more unpleasant signs of early pregnancy ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
July 04 2019
health

Exploring the Proposed Health Benefits of Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from naturally occurring carbon-based materials such as coconut shells, peat, wood and coal. ...

By Dr. Jennifer Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
July 03 2019
breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Must-haves

Many women want to prepare for breastfeeding while they are pregnant to ensure they are ready once baby arrives. There are two essential ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
July 02 2019
fertility

Gynoid Fat: Function and Possible Role in Fertility
 

Women have been judged on their appearance since ancestral times. Those who carry their weight around their hips, breasts and thighs, have ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
July 01 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 10

Up until now, only one person’s weight has mattered: yours. Your Body Still waiting for your ‘baby bump’? You might ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
June 24 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 9

This week your baby will officially stop being an ‘embryo’ and become a ‘foetus’. At this point, your baby’s ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
June 24 2019
nutrition

Which Foods Help With Hair Loss?

Hair is made from a protein called keratin. It is attached to the scalp via follicles and each person has between 100,000 and 350,000 ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
June 23 2019
pcos

What is Ovarian Drilling?

Ovarian drilling, most commonly known as Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling (LOD) is a treatment option for women who are suffering from ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
June 20 2019
body

What is Diabulimia?

Diabulimia, cited as the ‘world’s most dangerous eating disorder’, is a condition where people with type 1 diabetes ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
June 18 2019
body

Treating Fibroids

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop around the uterus. Many women experience no symptoms and do not require any intervention. ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
June 17 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 8

Welcome to Week 8! Now that you are almost two months into your pregnancy, you might finally be noticing a change in the size of your ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
June 12 2019
body

My 15 Year old Hasn't Started her Periods yet: Should I be Worried?

Most girls get their first period around the age of 12; this is usually about two years after the first signs of puberty. In girls, the ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
June 11 2019
postnatal care

What is Postnatal Depression?

Postnatal depression is a condition that affects up to one in ten women after the birth of their baby. However, it is not a condition ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
June 10 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 7

Week 7 is a big week for your baby: typically, a developing baby will go through a growth spurt around this time, doubling in size and ...

By Dr. Merina Pradhan. Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
June 03 2019
childcare

The Surprising way to Clean a Dummy

Babies who have dummies (known as pacifiers in the US) have an unfortunate habit of dropping them. They also demonstrate a distinct lack of ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 29 2019
pregnancy

What is a Cervical Cerclage?

Normally during pregnancy the cervix remains tightly closed until the final few weeks, at which point it softens and shortens in preparation ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 28 2019
cancer

The Sulphate-Free Trend: What and why?
 

Sulphates are found in many cleaning products; from shampoos, to car wash soaps, to floor cleaners. Their main role is to create the ‘ ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 28 2019
pregnancy

Taking Diabetes Medication During Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

Globally, the number of women of reproductive age who have diabetes is increasing. This means more women than ever are having to manage ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 27 2019
pregnancy

Ethnicity and Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a glucose intolerance that develops during pregnancy; which, if left untreated, can have long-term ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 27 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 6

Heading into Week 6, it may seem like little has changed from last week. If you’ve been suffering from morning sickness or fatigue, ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 26 2019
pregnancy

I Have Gestational Diabetes: What are the Risks to my Unborn Baby?

The greatest risk for a baby that is exposed to Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) in utero is large birth weight, which is known medically ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 26 2019
pregnancy

I Have Gestational Diabetes: What are the Risks to me?

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin and blood sugar levels get too high during ...

By Dr. Jennifer Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 22 2019
pregnancy

What is Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is defined as high blood pressure that develops in the second half of pregnancy and is associated with too much protein in your ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 20 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 5

Heading into Week 5, it might seem like not much is happening. Your baby is still too small to create a visible bump, so you won’t yet ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek & Dr. Saba Alzabin at
May 20 2019
ramadan

Exercising Safely During Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is a time for reflection and commitment to one’s faith. It is also an opportunity to spend time with loved ...

By Dr. Jennifer Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 19 2019
pregnancy

How do I Know my Gestational Diabetes is Gone After I Give Birth?

Up to 50% of women who have had gestational diabetes will go on to develop Type 2 diabetes, so it is important to make sure the condition & ...

By Dr. Jennifer Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 19 2019
pregnancy

How is Gestational Diabetes Diagnosed?

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a state where diabetes occurs in pregnancy. This condition complicates about 5% of pregnancies, with ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 19 2019
cancer

Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth 

Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring, soft sedimentary rock. It can be easily crumbled and is usually 80-90% silica, which is the ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 19 2019
pregnancy

Risk Factors for Gestational Diabetes

One of the biggest risk factors for the development of gestational diabetes is obesity. Fortunately this is a risk you can reduce by making ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 16 2019
pregnancy

How can I Reduce my Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes?

The number of people with type 2 diabetes in the MENA region is growing. Prevalence rates are estimated to be as high as 25% (compared to 2. ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Saba Alzabin. at
May 14 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 4

If your pregnancy is unexpected, this is right around the time you will probably suspect that those odd signs you’ve experienced over ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Saba Alzabin. at
May 14 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 3

It might not feel like much has changed in the 3rd week of pregnancy. Perhaps the only sign you're pregnant at all is a positive ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 14 2019
cancer

Ginger for Gastrointestinal Discomfort

One of the more unpleasant side effects of chemotherapy can be gastrointestinal problems, including nausea and vomiting. The prevalence and ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek & Dr. Saba Alzabin at
May 14 2019
ramadan

Fasting During Pregnancy

During Ramadan, adult Muslims abstain from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset. It is one of the five pillars of Islam and it is ...

By Dr. Jen Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Saba Alzabin at
May 13 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Weeks 1-2

Pregnancy is an exciting time! Starting from Week 1, your body and your baby will undergo an incredible transformation. Even early in your ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 08 2019
pregnancy

What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?

Ectopic literally means ‘out of place’ and an ectopic pregnancy happens when a fertilised egg implants somewhere other than the ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 07 2019
pregnancy

Urinary Tract Infections and Pregnancy

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are common. The prevalence during pregnancy is estimated to be between 2 and 10%, which is similar to the ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 07 2019
male infertility

Aspermia vs Azoospermia

Many factors contribute to male infertility, including genetic defects, varicoceles, abnormal sperm production and environmental factors. ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 06 2019
pregnancy

Pregnancy After Miscarriage

Pregnancy can be a time of excitement and eager anticipation as you look forward to your new arrival. However, for some women, particularly ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 01 2019
male infertility

My Husband has Been Diagnosed With Azoospermia: What Next?
 

A diagnosis of azoospermia will be made if no spermatozoa (sperm cells) are detected in two semen samples, taken 2-3 months apart. ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
May 01 2019
cancer

Taking Care of Your Teeth During Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer mortality rates are falling and, whilst this is unquestionably a good thing, it is important that clinicians and researchers ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 23 2019
male infertility

My Husband has a low Sperm Count; When is the Best Time During the Menstrual Cycle to Have Intercourse?
 

A man will be diagnosed with a low sperm count if his semen sample contains fewer than 15 million sperm per millilitre. The medical term for ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 23 2019
trying to conceive

Do Vitamins and Other Nutritional Products Improve Sperm Count?

Approximately 15% of couples struggle to conceive, and in up to half of these cases there is an issue with the male. Although many cases of ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 21 2019
cancer

The Skin Benefits of Vitamin E

Vitamin E is often added to cosmetic products to help maintain healthy skin; with claims that it provides nourishment and protection to all ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 18 2019
body

A Simple Guide to Fibroids

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that form around the uterus. They will affect up to one in three women over the course of their lifetime ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 17 2019
male infertility

Low Sperm Motility (Asthenozoospermia)

When a couple fails to fall pregnant despite actively trying for at least 12 months, it is usually suggested that they undergo fertility ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 17 2019
cancer

How Baker's Yeast Enhances the Skin's Immune Response

Glucan, which is a component of the cell wall, can be sourced from a range of organisms, including baker’s yeast. It also comes from ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 16 2019
health

The Oral Contraceptive Pill

The oral contraceptive pill (‘the pill’) was introduced in May 1950. Initially marketed as a way of regulating the menstrual ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 14 2019
cancer

Deodorant vs Antiperspirant

The primary difference between deodorants and antiperspirants is that deodorants are designed to minimise odour, whilst antiperspirants ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 14 2019
pcos

Factors that Contribute to Transient, PCOS-like Symptoms
 

In some cases, women experience symptoms akin to those of PCOS because of an underlying medical condition, a change in diet, or withdrawal ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 11 2019
male infertility

Environmental Factors That Contribute to Male Infertility

Despite being significantly under-explored, male factors contribute to up to half of all cases of infertility. With genetics, abnormal sperm ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 07 2019
cancer

Effective Anti-Ageing Approaches

Over time, the skin ages. This is an inevitable, natural process that affects us all. Obviously the rest of the body ages too, but changes ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 07 2019
nutrition

How Poor Diet has Become a Bigger Killer Than Smoking

New figures have revealed that in 2017, dietary factors were responsible for 11 million deaths worldwide. This was higher than the number of ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 07 2019
male infertility

Causes of Male Infertility

When a couple seek help for infertility, it is a common misconception that the female partner will be responsible for the issue. It is true ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 02 2019
body

What Can I do to Regulate my Periods?

There are a number of reasons why a female might experience irregular periods. Many factors can disrupt the delicate hormone balance that is ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
April 01 2019
pregnancy

A Massage-Based Approach for Turning Babies That are Breech

During pregnancy the developing baby moves around in the womb. Feeling regular movements is a sign of a healthy gestation. Ideally, as the ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 31 2019
male infertility

What are Varicoceles?

Varicoceles occur when the veins within the scrotum become enlarged. They usually develop around the time of puberty and are fairly common, ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 28 2019
male infertility

Diagnosing Male Infertility

Infertility, or a failure to conceive after 12 months of having unprotected sexual intercourse, affects approximately 15% of all couples. ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 28 2019
male infertility

Why is it so Difficult to Establish the Prevalence of Male Infertility?

Male infertility is definitely a taboo subject. Whilst it is becoming increasingly common for women to dissect all aspects of their physical ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 27 2019
body

What is Abnormal Uterine Bleeding?

A normal menstrual cycle lasts between 21 to 35 days. Day one of the cycle is always the first day of menstrual bleeding (also known as ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 27 2019
body

I Keep Bleeding Between Periods: Is This Normal?

During a normal ovulatory cycle, a single egg (ovum) is released from the ovaries. If fertilisation does not occur the ovum is removed as ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 26 2019
pregnancy

What is Rhesus Disease?

Rhesus disease is also known as Haemolytic Disease of the Foetus and Newborn (HDFN). It is a condition caused by an incompatibility between ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
March 23 2019
pregnancy

Amniocentesis: Understanding the risk, benefits, and timing

During amniocentesis, your healthcare provider takes a sample of your amniotic fluid to gather information about the health of your baby. ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 21 2019
pcos

Coping With PCOS Hair Loss

Hyperandrogenism (an excess of androgens) is one of the most common symptoms of PCOS, affecting between 60% and 80% of women who have the ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 20 2019
pcos

How to Manage Facial Hair

One of the main symptoms of PCOS is hyperandrogenism, which is more commonly known as an excess of male hormones. Between 60% and 80% of ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 19 2019
pcos

PCOS and Pregnancy

Having PCOS can make it difficult to conceive. In fact, PCOS is one of the main causes of infertility today. Approximately one third of ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 18 2019
pcos

Should I be Worried About my Progesterone Levels During Pregnancy if I Have PCOS?

Progesterone is essential for establishing and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Levels of progesterone increase rapidly with ovulation and ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 14 2019
pcos

I'm Worried my Progesterone Levels are too High

Measuring progesterone levels is a good way of confirming whether or not ovulation has taken place. One of the main symptoms of PCOS is ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 14 2019
pcos

What Happens if my Progesterone Levels are too low?

Low progesterone levels can be a marker of anovulation. Under normal conditions, progesterone levels rise during the luteal phase of the ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 13 2019
pcos

Alternatives to Progesterone Supplements for Managing PCOS

Our understanding of PCOS is expanding; we now know that it is a syndrome, encompassing a range of symptoms, each experienced to a varying ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 12 2019
pcos

Is it Possible to Reverse PCOS?

A common misconception that people have about PCOS is that once diagnosed it is there for life. This is simply not true. PCOS is better ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 10 2019
cancer

How Panthenol can Improve the Health of Your Hair

Panthenol is also known as Pro-vitamin B5. It is a common addition to beauty products, including moisturisers, because it is a humectant ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 10 2019
pcos

What is PCOS?

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is the most common hormonal condition affecting women of reproductive age. Incidence is thought to be ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
March 10 2019
breastfeeding

6 Strange Things Your Body Will do While Breastfeeding

Despite many moms-to-be taking a breastfeeding class or reading a book about nursing to prepare for feeding their new babies, a lot can ...

By Admin at
March 05 2019
pregnancy

Do I Need a Calcium Supplement if i’m Pregnant?

Calcium is an essential mineral for pregnant women. As your baby develops, your body will supply between 50 and 330 mg of calcium every day ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
March 03 2019
pcos

What is PCOS and how Does it Affect Pregnancy?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects 12-21 percent of all women, depending on the definition used and the population ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
March 03 2019
cancer

Skin Benefits of Pro-Vitamin B5

During chemotherapy the skin often becomes inflamed, dry and painful. The protective skin barrier can become compromised, leaving the skin ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
March 02 2019
baby

How Often Should my Baby or Child Poop?

Frequency of bowel movements can be added to the long list of things we never dreamed we’d worry about before becoming parents. And ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 28 2019
endometriosis

Adenomyosis Versus Endometriosis

Adenomyosis and endometriosis both occur when endometrial tissue, normally found in the lining of the uterus, implants and grows elsewhere ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 28 2019
fertility

What is Adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis is a benign condition where endometrial tissue grows deep in the muscular walls of the myometrium. The myometrium is the middle ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 27 2019
endometriosis

Three Signs you Might Have Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrial tissue that normally forms the lining of the womb grows elsewhere in the body. ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 27 2019
endometriosis

Five Tests for Endometriosis

Endometriosis is not straight-forward to diagnose. The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) guidelines state that ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 27 2019
endometriosis

What Causes Endometriosis?

Every month the endometrial cells grow and the lining of the womb thickens in preparation for implantation of a fertilised egg. If this does ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 26 2019
endometriosis

I Have Painful Periods: Could it be Endometriosis?
 

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods) is the most common gynaecological problem, affecting many women at some point during their menstruating ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 26 2019
endometriosis

Areas of the Body Affected by Endometriosis

Endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue implants elsewhere in the body, often causing significant pain. The most frequent locations for ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 26 2019
endometriosis

How Often Should I see a Doctor for Endometriosis?
 

There is no definitive rule with regards to how often you should see a doctor if you have endometriosis. The main thing is to find a ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 25 2019
pregnancy

Hyperpigmentation in Pregnant Women

Hyperpigmentation is very common during pregnancy, affecting up to 90% of women. Typically it presents as a dark line down the middle of the ...

By Admin at
February 24 2019
health

Is my Newborn’s Stuffy Nose Normal?

It’s common for new parents to worry if their baby is breathing normally. This is partly because many newborns sound stuffed up or ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 24 2019
endometriosis

What is a Laparoscopy?

One of the only most widely used techniques for endometriosis diagnosis is laparoscopy. Although other techniques, such as transvaginal ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 24 2019
cancer

How Free Radicals Affect the Skin

Free radicals are produced by the body and are found pretty much everywhere. Like many things in life they are fine in moderation. In fact, ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 24 2019
endometriosis

Will I Need to Have my Uterus Removed if I Have Endometriosis?
 

The short answer to this is not necessarily. Removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) should only be considered after all other options have ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 24 2019
endometriosis

Can Endometriosis Make it Harder to get Pregnant?

Unfortunately endometriosis can make it harder to get pregnant. Between 30 and 50% of women who are diagnosed with endometriosis will ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
February 21 2019
pregnancy

8 Myths About the flu in Pregnancy: Debunked

For many women, pregnancy is a time when they scrutinize everything that goes into their body for the sake of their developing baby. With ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 21 2019
endometriosis

What Medications are Recommended for Endometriosis?

The most common symptom of endometriosis is pain, with up to 80% of patients complaining of period pain and up to 50% experiencing chronic ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 21 2019
endometriosis

Should I Have Surgery for Endometriosis?

To date, the most commonly used way to clinically diagnose endometriosis is to perform laparoscopic surgery. A small cut is made in the ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 19 2019
endometriosis

How is Endometriosis Diagnosed?

Endometriosis can be challenging to diagnose because the symptoms are often difficult to distinguish from irritable bowel syndrome; symptoms ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 19 2019
endometriosis

The Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue implants in locations other than the uterine cavity.  Endometriosis presents with a range ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 19 2019
endometriosis

Endometriosis Treatment 

There is no cure for endometriosis. The treatment provided aims to reduce the severity of the symptoms and improve quality of life. The ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
February 19 2019
toddler

When Should I Take my Baby With a Fever to the Doctor?

How many times have you rushed your feverish infant to the doctor or clinic, only to be told there’s nothing they can do and you just ...

By Kim West, LCSW-C, Bundoo Sleep Expert at
February 17 2019
toddler

Is Your Toddler Ready to Transition to one Nap?

At 15-18 months old, toddlers hit that inevitable tricky phase where one nap is not enough, but two naps are too many. The result is an ...

By Admin at
February 14 2019
pregnancy

How Giving Birth can Cause Postpartum Thyroiditis

Postpartum thyroiditis is a condition that results in inflammation of the thyroid gland after giving birth. The condition first causes high ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 14 2019
cancer

Why is Glycerine Good For Your Skin?

Glycerine is a humectant. Humectants have many uses, including as a component of many moisturiser formulations. Glycerine makes a ...

By Admin at
February 10 2019
baby

How to Store Breast Milk

Breastfeeding is wonderful for you and your baby, but it\'s not always convenient. For a variety of reasons, breastfeeding moms might ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
February 04 2019
endometriosis

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue that is similar to the lining of the uterus or womb (endometrial tissue) grows elsewhere in the ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
February 01 2019
health

Causes of Wheezing in Infants and Children

A common cold in an infant can be worrisome enough, but when your baby starts wheezing, even the most experienced parent can have serious ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 31 2019
pregnancy

10 Tips for Coping When Your Pregnancy or Delivery Doesn’t go as Planned

Unfortunately, complications do arise over the course of some pregnancies. Issues like gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, or bleeding may ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
January 30 2019
body

Possible Reasons for Early Puberty in Girls

Puberty is defined as the time when a child’s body matures into an adult’s body and they become capable of reproducing. In girls ...

By Admin at
January 29 2019
baby

Baby’s First Bath

The idea of giving your baby the first bath can be intimidating. It’s only natural at first to be worried about handling a slippery, ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
January 26 2019
trying to conceive

How Eating the Right Food Might Help you to Conceive

Our diet has a direct impact on how healthy we are, and, eating well will keep us looking and feeling better. Improved heart health, a lower ...

By Cara Barthelette, MS, CCC/SLP, Pediatric Speech Therapist at
January 25 2019
toddler

What is an Autism Screening?

Autism screening is a valuable tool experts use to determine if a child is following typical development patterns and whether or not further ...

By Susan Zogheib, MHS, RD, LDN at
January 24 2019
pregnancy

How to Avoid Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

Food poisoning occurs when people eat or drink harmful microorganisms (bacteria, parasites, viruses), usually in contaminated food or ...

By Admin at
January 22 2019
baby

SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, strikes fear into the hearts of new parents. As the name implies, SIDS occurs when a baby dies ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
January 22 2019
cancer

SPF Properties of Natural Oils

The sun produces ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are damaging to the skin, causing premature signs of aging and increasing the risk of skin ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 20 2019
health

Adenovirus: Recognizing and Treating Adenovirus in Children

Due to recent outbreaks covered in the news media, many parents have concerns about Adenovirus. With misunderstanding comes fear, so here is ...

By Dr. Saba Alzabin at
January 20 2019
cancer

A Need for Earlier Ovarian Cancer Detection 

The lack of specific symptoms continues to be a driving factor in the late diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Only 20% of cases are detected early ...

By Dr. Merina Pradhan and Dr. Saba Alzabin at
January 20 2019
cancer

The Diversity of Ovarian Cancer 

Ovarian cancer, like many other cancers, is heterogenous.  However, it can be mainly divided into three groups, based on the cell type ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 19 2019
pregnancy

What is Round Ligament Pain?

Round ligament pain is a common cause of discomfort for many pregnant women. While it does not put you or your baby in any danger, it can ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 18 2019
pregnancy

What Happens at Prenatal Visits?

Prenatal visits are important for many reasons: to make sure your baby is growing normally, to screen for any concerning symptoms, and to ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
January 15 2019
cancer

What is a Humectant and why is it Essential for Cosmetics?

A humectant is a substance used to keep things moist. It attracts and absorbs moisture from the air. When found in cosmetics, humectants ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 12 2019
toddler

Physical Development Milestones in Infants Between 2-4 months

In the first year of life, the physical milestones are the most obvious and exciting. As babies grow from newborns to toddlers, their ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
January 03 2019
weight

Why is Keeping Weight off Harder Than Losing Weight?

So you’ve worked hard to reach your goal weight and are feeling good about yourself. Improved health and increased self-confidence are ...

By Dr. Kate Dudek at
January 03 2019
body

What is the Difference Between Brown fat and White fat?

The word fat has all sorts of negative connotations; it is difficult to imagine a scenario where being described as ‘fat’ would ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

What are Group B Strep Infections in Newborns?

Group B Strep (GBS) is a normally harmless bacteria commonly found in the human digestive tract. But this little bug has a darker side: in ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

What is MRSA?

MRSA is a serious infection that affects about 90,000 Americans annually, claiming 20,000 lives. In the past, MRSA affected mostly those ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

What is Cradle Cap?

Cradle cap, officially known as seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea, is the name for the greasy, yellowish scales found on the head and ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Milestones: Newborn to 1 Month: Cognitive Development

Although it might not seem like it, your baby is a cognitive sponge from birth. Beginning immediately, babies are soaking up information ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

What is Hashimoto’s Disease?

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease in which a child’s own immune system attacks his or her thyroid gland. The disease ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Causes and Treatments for Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes

Each day, hour, minute, and second, your heart is beating to a regular rhythm that provides life-giving oxygen, blood, and nutrients to your ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Sepsis: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment

Sepsis is a very dangerous medical condition that results from infection, usually by a bacteria, but a virus or fungus can also be a cause. ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Understanding Solitary Kidney: Causes and Treatments

The kidneys are a pair of small abdominal organs that are responsible for filtering waste from the blood and eliminating it through the ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Fungal Infections in Infants

The most common fungal infections in infants are yeast diaper rash, thrush, and ringworm (which, despite its name, is actually caused by a ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
baby

How can I Prepare for Breastfeeding my Baby Before I Deliver?

Getting some information about breastfeeding before you give birth can definitely make those first few weeks less stressful and help you ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

How do I Know if my Baby has Popsicle Panniculitis?

Popsicle panniculitis is a firm, raised, red to purple mark on the cheek or chin that arises 1-2 days after exposure to cold. The lesion is ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

Is it Normal for a new Baby to Lose Weight After Birth?

This weight loss is due to the mismatch between calorie demands of the newborn and milk production by the mother. In an exclusively ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Q&a With Dr. Kristie Rivers: What Parents Should Know About Ebola

1. What is Ebola? Answer : Ebola is a viral infection like the flu, but it’s very rare. There are five strains of Ebola causing the ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

Adenoid Removal Surgery in Kids: When is it Necessary?

Many parents have heard of children needing their tonsils and adenoids removed, but have you ever stopped to think about what your adenoids ...

By Raquel Anderson, EdD, LMHC, NCC, Behavioral Health Specialist at
January 03 2019
toddler

How Children Understand Death

Children understand and react to death very differently than adults. In many households, the topic of death is not brought up until the loss ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

What you can do About Unhealthy Food at Preschool

It’s snack time at preschool. You know that a wonderful learning experience happens for your child at snack time. Your preschooler gets to ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

Playground Safety: Prevent Injury During Playtime

If you’ve taken your toddler to a playground recently—especially if it’s your first time to a playground in a while—you may have ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

Where to Find dHA in Foods

DHA is a vital brain-boosting and eye health nutrient. In the first year of life, babies need adequate DHA to support healthy development ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

AIDS in Newborns

In March 2014, news broke that a baby born with HIV appeared to be virus-free after aggressive treatment shortly after birth. This is the ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

Giardia Intestinalis Infections in Children

Outbreaks of diarrhea are extremely common among kids who spend time in childcare settings, but many parents don’t realize that these ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

Postpartum Depression in Dads

Postpartum depression (PPD) is commonly associated with new mothers, and support for women with PPD is readily available. However, emerging ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
toddler

Why Does my Preschooler Bite her Nails?

Believe it or not, even small children get stressed! Children deal with stressors every day that often aren’t recognized by parents. ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

Is the Paleo Diet oK for my Baby?

The Paleo Diet has traditionally been for adults but has been recently adapted for babies, often called Paleo Baby or the Cave Baby diet. ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

Is Your Child Ready to Combat Winter Dermatitis?

Some children whose eczema is easily controlled with lotions and creams during the warmer months may experience an acute worsening of their ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

Q&a With Dr. Kristie Rivers: Throwing a Safe Party for Your 1-year-old

1. Bundoo: Birthday parties are known for cake and candles — how many pictures have you seen of a 1-year-old in a diaper, digging into a ...

By Cara Barthelette, MS, CCC/SLP, Pediatric Speech Therapist at
January 03 2019
toddler

Dealing With Your “Extreme” Picky Eater

Picky eating is a common, though frustrating, stage that many young children experience. When children only want the same foods over and ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

How to Beat Diaper Rash During Summer

Summer heat can be hard enough on your baby, but adding a case of diaper rash can make it miserable.Diaper rash is a common condition ...

By Eva Benmeleh, PhD at
January 03 2019
parenting

When can I Start to Discipline my Child?

Instead of asking, \"When should I start disciplining my child?\" researchers from Yale University recently posed a different question that ...

By Justin Morgan, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

What is Tetanus?

Tetanus, often called “lockjaw,” is caused by a specific bacterium (called Clostridium tetani) usually found as spores in soil, dust, ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Are Environmental Estrogens a Real Problem for Your Child?

Depending on what you read, xenoestrogens are either causing a major health epidemic among our children, or they are a scare tactic used by ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

What is a Doula?

A doula is a type of specialist who has been trained to support a laboring woman before, during, and after her birth. The word doula derives ...

By Raquel Anderson, EdD, LMHC, NCC, Behavioral Health Specialist at
January 03 2019
toddler

Age-appropriate Fears for Babies and Children

Fears and phobias are common among the young. These fears will change along with their developmental stages. In other words, most fears are ...

By Justin Morgan, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

What is e. Coli o157-H7 Infection?

Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a species of bacteria normally found in the intestines of people and animals. Most strains of E. coli are ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

Car Seat Recommendations

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, motor vehicle accidents are the number one killer of children 4 years of age and older in ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

Can my Toddler Drink Almond Milk?

Research has documented poor growth and malnutrition in young children receiving inadequate protein and calories. If your toddler drinks ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
parenting

Can we Bring Liquids Like Breast Milk or Formula on an Airplane Flight?

It’s a good idea to bring double the amount of breast milk or formula you think you will need on a trip because travel delays are ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

What is Saturated Fat?

Saturated fat has been linked to the development of heart disease, and experts recommend limiting the amount of saturated fat in the diet. ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Q&a With Dr. jen Lincoln: Breastfeeding Your Toddler

1. Bundoo: Why do you think the United States medical establishment settled on weaning by 12 months of age? Do you think we should extend ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

4 Most Common Breastfeeding Problems

While there are countless benefits to breastfeeding, many new mothers are shocked to learn that breastfeeding can be painful. Some ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
baby

How to Tell if Your Baby is Hungry

Trying to read your baby’s cues can be confusing. When your baby cries and wiggles and fusses, what does that mean? Is he or she wet? ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
baby

What is Engorgement, and how do you Make it Better?

Engorgement is a term that is sometimes incorrectly tossed around anytime a nursing mom says her breasts feel very full. This fullness can ...

By Kim West, LCSW-C, Bundoo Sleep Expert at
January 03 2019
baby

10 Ways to Deal With Early Rising Babies

Babies wake up early. It’s a fact. Many new parents are surprised to learn that most babies are up for the day between 6-7 a.m. Some, ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

How to Select a Babysitter for Your Special Needs Child

Your special needs child requires a babysitter who not only cares for him or her, but also is familiar with specific medical procedures and/ ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

Why you Need to Practice Responsive Feeding

The primary parenting goal during infancy is to form an attachment with your baby. This is easily done with feeding. Breastfeeding has been ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

Lap, Highchair, or Booster Seat: get Your Child to the Table

Most babies start their food experience at mother’s breast or on a parent’s lap. After they can sit, they will soon find themselves in a ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

What is Colostrum?

The first few days after your baby is born are full of joy but can also be overwhelming.  Figuring out your new little one takes time and ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

What is the Ideal Nursery Temperature at Night?

While the exact number is debatable, keeping the room between 65 and 72 degrees at night is recommended. This will keep baby cool enough to ...

By Cara Barthelette, MS, CCC/SLP, Pediatric Speech Therapist at
January 03 2019
baby

Why Does my Baby Push her Food out With her Tongue When Eating Baby Food?

Babies are notoriously sloppy eaters. In the beginning, a reverse swallow pattern—called a tongue thrust—is often the culprit. A tongue ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

How do Ovulation Predictor Kits Work?

Just before ovulation, your body increases the amount of luteinizing hormone that is released, also known as LH. When it peaks in amount, ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

Q&a With eva Roditi: Dealing With Sibling Rivalry

1. Bundoo: Most parents would obviously prefer that their children get along. Is there anything a parent or parents can do to help minimize ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Minimizing Exposure to BPA

Although the final verdict is out regarding the safety of Bisphenol A, or BPA, in a young child’s diet, the U.S. Food and Drug ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Four Things you Should Question if Your oB/gYN Recommends Them

Medicine is rarely so straightforward that it can offer a “one size fits all” pattern. In fact, there is a reason it is called ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

What are Heart Murmurs in Newborns?

Many parents will be surprised to learn that a heart murmur isn’t a disease. Rather, it is a symptom of an underlying condition. If your ...

By Eva Benmeleh, PhD at
January 03 2019
parenting

How to Praise Your Children

In today’s world of constant positive reinforcement for kids, it can seem hard to believe that praise can backfire. Numerous studies have ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

What is Tetralogy of Fallot?

Tetralogy of Fallot is a complex congenital heart defect (e.g., present at birth) characterized by the presence of four heart problems. ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

6 Things to Worry About That you’re Ignoring

It’s a parent’s job to worry about their kids—but many of us are staying up at night fretting about things that will most likely never ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

When you Should Visit an Allergist

When your child has frequent runny noses, constant sneezing, or a tummy ache after eating certain foods, it can be tempting to dismiss these ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

What is Food Intolerance?

For most children, food intolerance begins with an intolerance to milk or soy in their first few months. As the child gets older and tries ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

How to Tell Your Toddler you’re Getting Divorced

Most parents who are facing divorce worry about how to approach the topic with their toddler and how it will affect their toddler’s ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

What Moisturizer can I use for my Baby’s Neonatal Acne?

The acne, which looks similar to acne in teenagers, resolves on its own without any specific treatment. The skin should be washed just once ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
baby

Does how Much Milk I Pump Accurately Measure how Much my Baby Gets When she Nurses?

Many women want to know exactly how much milk their babies get when they nurse, and some will express milk with a pump to try and estimate ...

By Cara Barthelette, MS, CCC/SLP, Pediatric Speech Therapist at
January 03 2019
toddler

What is the new aAP Early Literacy Toolkit?

Part of this initiative includes an updated early literacy toolkit called “Books Build Connections,” which focuses on “the importance ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Q&a With Raquel anderson: Brain Development in a 12-month-old

1. Bundoo: Research has shown for many years that stress in very early childhood, whether from family stress, poverty, natural disaster, or ...

By Elizabeth Olivera, MD, Bundoo Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

What’s the Best Nursery Temperature to Prevent SIDS?

Like Goldilocks and the three bears, agreeing on a comfortable room temperature is a challenge for many households. One person likes it cool ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Breastfeeding and Marijuana

There are very few reasons a mother cannot breastfeed her infant if she desires. Whenever possible, breastfeeding is recommended by the ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

How Parental Stress Affects Your Kids

Parental stress affects children of all ages. In fact, studies have shown that parents’ stress can put children at risk for behavioral, ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Back Pain in Pregnancy: why it Happens and 7 Relief Options

With up to 75 percent of all pregnant women experiencing back pain at some point in their pregnancy, many want to understand why this ...

By Kim West, LCSW-C, Bundoo Sleep Expert at
January 03 2019
baby

8 Simple Steps for Successful Sleep Training

So you’ve decided you’re ready to begin sleep training—now what? One of the first mistakes sleep-deprived parents make in baby sleep ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

Why Your Baby’s Brain Needs DHA

Did you know your baby’s brain triples in size within the first year of life? This rapid brain growth is undeniable and requires important ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Tylenol in Pregnancy Linked to ADHD

Most OB/GYNs have long advised pregnant patients that it\'s perfectly safe to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain, headaches, and fever. ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Traveling Abroad? Vaccinations Your Child may Need

Venturing abroad to exotic locales like India or China pose the opportunity for an exciting adventure—but it’s important to ensure you ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

How Well can my Baby See?

Babies don’t arrive in the world fully developed. In reality, they continue to develop even basic characteristics long after birth, ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Can I Guess if I am Having a boy or Girl by the way I am Carrying?

One famous old wives’ tale is that how a woman’s belly is shaped has something to do with the sex of her baby. The myth goes that if you ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

My Breastfed Infant’s Poop Used to be Yellow but now it’s Green. Why?

Slower digestion means darker colors. Older infants often have stools that are green because they digest food a bit slower than they did ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

What Happens if my Amniotic sac Breaks Before my Baby is Term?

Known as PPROM, or preterm premature rupture of membranes, this is when the bag of water breaks before labor has started and your baby is ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Q&a With Dr. Sara Connolly: Milestones — the Good and the Bad

1. Bundoo: Milestones lists and charts are very popular with parents, but what are milestones really used for? How do you as a doctor use ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Rhabdomyosarcoma: a Childhood Cancer

Rhabdomyosarcoma is a form of cancer most commonly diagnosed in very young children and in adolescents. The cancer affects rhabdomyoblasts ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Should Your Baby do Yoga?

Yoga is one of the fastest-growing forms of exercise and stress reduction in the United States — for adults and increasingly for kids. ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
health

Best and Worst Foods to Feed a Child With Diarrhea

Years ago, managing diarrhea meant eliminating food and focusing on hydrating the child, in the hopes of curtailing stool output. Then the ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

What are Primary Immunodeficiencies?

When children are young, it may feel like they are constantly ill. Infants and toddlers often have near-daily runny noses, and fevers and ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
baby

3 Rules for Feeding Your Baby Solids

When you’re ready to introduce solid food, the goal is to increase food exposure so that by one year of age, your baby has eaten a wide ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

Considering Sterilization? Here’s What you Need to Know

Making the decision to permanently prevent pregnancy can be as powerful as the decision to have children in the first place. Individuals ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Lymphoma in Children

The lymph system is a part of the body’s immune system; it is responsible for filtering harmful cells from the blood and producing immune ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

Tips for Preparing Your Child for Surgery

While most young children are healthy, pediatric surgical procedures are fairly common and can be anxiety-provoking for families. Even for ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Your Infant’s Skin: From Little Bumps to Prickly Heat

Skin markings on babies fall into two categories: those present from birth (congenital) and those that develop after birth. Depending on the ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

What is Tuberculosis?

To spread, an infected person coughs or sneezes, and small respiratory droplets are inhaled by a healthy person. Not everyone who is exposed ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

How do I Switch my 1-year-old From Formula to cow’s Milk?

For some lucky parents, their baby tastes whole milk and happily never looks back. For others, it’s a game of slowly introducing the ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

My Newborn has a Clavicle Fracture. Should I be Worried?

Often, a baby with shoulder dystocia can suffer a clavicle fracture after the baby’s shoulder becomes stuck in the vaginal canal. ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Q&a With Dr. Justin Morgan: What are Developmental Screening Tools?

1. Bundoo: Infant screening really begins at birth. In the first few years of life, what are the major screening tools you use to assess an ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

How to use a Nebulizer the Right Way

Many parents of children with asthma know all too well the battle that can happen when the nebulizer comes out. When faced with another ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Are Baby Pacifiers Dangerous?

Most babies have a strong sucking reflex. In fact, many babies in the womb suck their thumbs, fingers, or just make the motion with their ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

What is Delayed Cord Clamping, and Will it Help Your Newborn?

At some point after your baby is born, your doctor or midwife will place two clamps on the umbilical cord. He or she (or your partner, if ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Is an Episiotomy Better Than Tearing Naturally?

When preparing to give birth, many expectant moms have heard about episiotomies and wonder if they will have one performed when they deliver ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Do Internationally Adopted Children lag Behind non-Adopted Kids?

International adoption is big: according to the US State Department, about 8,600 children were adopted internationally in 2012, down from a ...

By Rachel Shnider, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

Baby Development: Your 12 Month, 3 Week Old

We know you’re busy, but as you’re nearing the major milestone of your baby’s first birthday, it’s a good time to reflect on ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 40

Welcome to the end of your pregnancy! Hopefully you’re feeling calm and ready and prepared. But even if you are worried that so many ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Treating Pediatric Stroke

When a child suffers a stroke—or a cerebral vascular accident—blood flow is momentarily cut off to the brain, leading to symptoms like ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Articulation and Speech Sound Development

\"Articulation\" is the technical term used to describe the production of vowel and consonant sounds for speech. These tend to develop at an ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

What Color Should my Baby’s Poop Be?

After your baby is born, it is normal for the stool to be brownish-black over the first few days. This thick, tar-like material is called ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
parenting

What Should I Pack in my Child’s First aid Travel Kit?

Traveling with children is no fun when they get sick. It’s important to be prepared if you are away from home and your little one is ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

When Should I let my Baby Start Feeding Himself?

When babies are developmentally ready, often between 6 and 8 months, you can start to offer soft, easy-to-dissolve food items in bite size ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Q&a With Dr. Rachel Shnider: flu Vaccine Options for Your Baby

1. Bundoo: It seems like the campaign against vaccines has been losing steam recently. Do you find much resistance to the flu vaccine among ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

Are Baby Monitoring Apps Doing More Harm Than Good?

Baby apps are nothing new to modern parents. Breastfeeding apps and apps that record stool and urine output have been helping parents track ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
health

How can Children With Milk Allergies get Enough Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is an important nutrient for the formation of bones as well as overall health, so getting enough is important, especially if your ...

By Leigh Anne O'Connor, IBCLC at
January 03 2019
baby

Signs and Risk Factors of Insufficient Glandular Tissue

You did your homework: you took the breastfeeding class, and you read the books. The message seemed simple enough: “Just keep nursing! Of ...

By Justin Morgan, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

One in Every 59 Children is Diagnosed With Autism

According to new estimates by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 59 children have been identified as ...

By Cara Barthelette, MS, CCC/SLP, Pediatric Speech Therapist at
January 03 2019
toddler

What is the “30 Million Word Gap”?

The \"30 million word gap\" refers to a research study conducted by psychologists Betty Hart and Todd Risley. Their study showed that ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
toddler

Baby Development: Your 12 Month, 2 Week Old

Your baby is almost a toddler! Just two weeks from now, your little one enters into a new phase of life. Gone are the baby days — and life ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 39

Welcome to Week 39! You probably noticed you still haven’t gotten much bigger since last week. You hit near your peak weight a week or ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

What is Cruising?

Most new parents are familiar with the typical developmental milestones, such as rolling over and walking, but there’s another, sometimes ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

How Long Should Potty Training Take?

Unlike many developmental milestones, which often happen in a predictable order in typically developing children, potty training can be ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
parenting

What is one Thing That Will Make my Children Safer in the Car?

One of the most common mistakes is not securing the child into the seat tightly enough. During winter, the culprit is often winter coats! Be ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
parenting

How Long Should our Baby Stay in our Room at Night?

As long as you have a baby monitor to listen for your child crying in the middle of the night, you could allow your baby to sleep in their ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

What are Some Benefits of Delayed Cord Clamping?

Delayed cord clamping is the practice of doing just what it says: waiting to place clamps on the umbilical cord rather than doing it ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Q&a With Dr. Sara Connolly: Food Allergies in Your 11-month-old

1. Bundoo: Parents hear so much about food allergies and are understandably worried about introducing highly allergenic foods early. What ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Milk Banks for Breast Milk

When it comes to feeding your new baby, breast milk is best for both you and your child. But in some cases—mothers of premature babies ...

By Raquel Anderson, EdD, LMHC, NCC, Behavioral Health Specialist at
January 03 2019
parenting

Are you Ready for Free-range Parenting?

Here’s the easiest way to think of it: free-range parenting is the opposite helicopter parenting. Free range parents believe that children ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Milk Allergies and Formula

There has been much attention regarding milk allergies in infants. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breast milk over ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

New Guidelines on Treating Pregnancy Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is a side effect of pregnancy that no woman likes to experience, yet up to 85 percent of women do at some point. With this ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

The 5 Best Veggies for Babies

Fresh, frozen, or even canned (and rinsed), many veggies stand out when it comes to their nutritional quality. Packed with nutrients and ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
baby

Don’t Forget Iron When Introducing Solid Food to Your Baby

Introducing solid food to your baby is exciting. It means you are both officially onto “older baby” endeavors and starting the process ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
toddler

Baby Development: Your 12 Month, 1 Week Old

As you baby gets older, you’re discovering a whole new set of parenting questions. You’ve started thinking about socializing your baby ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 38

Welcome to Week 38! You’re heading into the final stretch now—with just two weeks to go until your due date and just one week ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Hemorrhoids and Pregnancy

There is definitely one pregnancy symptom that is not at all enjoyable: hemorrhoids. They can show up during pregnancy or in the postpartum ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

What are Night Terrors?

Night terrors can be very frightening for both you and your child. Night terrors are not nightmares. They generally occur within a couple of ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Can I Schedule a C-section so my Baby is Born on a Certain Date?

While it might be fun to have your baby arrive on your best friend’s birthday or on a day with special meaning to you (or to avoid a ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Do I Need Prescription Prenatal Vitamins?

Many women are handed a prescription for prenatal vitamins at their first prenatal visit. To be honest, this really isn’t necessary—and ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

How Much can I Lift if I am Pregnant?

Many pregnant women with other children wonder if picking them up will harm their developing baby. The good news is that lifting has not ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Q&a With Dr. Rachel Shnider: “Natural” Products, Explained

1. Bundoo: What do the terms “organic” and “natural” actually mean when it comes to skin, hair, and healthcare products? Are these ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
postnatal care

Lung Disease in Premature Infants

Premature infants are at risk for a variety of lung problems and diseases, in part because infants can survive birth at earlier ages than ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

Baby Boxes: Coming Soon to a Nursery Near You?

Baby boxes — sturdy cardboard boxes that are designed as a sleep environment for newborns — have been around for decades, first ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Natural Remedies for Eczema

When your child is suffering from the red, itchy rash that comes with eczema, you want immediate relief. Aside from prescription creams and ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

5 Tricks to Stop Your Kids From Fighting

Step right up, folks! In the right corner, we have your 3-year-old son, and in the left, we have your 5-year-old daughter, battling it out ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

How is Your due Date Determined?

When you learn you are expecting, you’re naturally going to have many questions. Besides the gender of your baby, one of the most common ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

What is Coarctation of the Aorta?

Coarctation of the aorta describes a narrowing of the aorta, which is the major artery carrying blood from the heart to the body. The ...

By Leigh Anne O'Connor, IBCLC at
January 03 2019
baby

Baby Development: Your 12 Month Old

Remember the early days of nursing? Trying to get your tiny baby latched on, then worrying if he or she was getting enough calories and if ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 37

The countdown has begun: three weeks left to go. But don’t wish your pregnancy over quite yet. At 37 weeks, your baby is still not ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Sleep Apnea in Kids: Recognizing the Symptoms

Snoring is not an unusual symptom in children. As many as 10 percent of all kids snore on a nightly basis, according to the National Sleep ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

How to Choose a Helmet for Your Child

Most parents understand the importance of wearing a bike helmet and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

When a Woman’s Water Breaks, is it Always a Huge Gush?

The movies always make it seem like a tidal wave when a woman’s water breaks. While that can definitely be the case, others may only ...

By Cara Barthelette, MS, CCC/SLP, Pediatric Speech Therapist at
January 03 2019
toddler

When Should my Baby say Their First Words?

To most parents, there is very little that sounds sweeter than hearing your child’s first words. From birth, your baby is learning about ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

What Exactly is a Sweet?

Foods that contains added sugar (in the form of sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, or honey) are the culprits that can lead to extra weight ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Q&a With Raquel anderson: Social Development in Your 10 Month Old

1. Bundoo: What is meant by the term “socialize” when it’s applied to a baby? Answer : Raquel Anderson: The term “socialize” ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction in Babies

Do your newborn’s eyes look watery or crusty, even when they aren’t actually crying? Excessive tearing or the presence of mucous ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

When Will my Child Start Losing Teeth?

Baby teeth are usually (but not always) lost in order. The first incisors (the front lower middle teeth) generally become loose around 6 ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
baby

7 Things to do When Your Baby won’t Latch

How your baby latches onto your breast is one of the most important factors in being successful with breastfeeding. Without a good latch,  ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Should you Take Probiotics During Pregnancy?

With the growing number of babies and infants suffering from allergies, researchers are increasingly looking for ways to prevent the ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

5 Warning Signs Your Child may Need a Multivitamin

Many parents wonder if their children need multivitamins. Some parents are looking for relief in the feeding department, hoping a ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

5 Things That are Worse for Your Child Than Ebola

With Ebola making scary headlines across the country—and the first two confirmed cases in the United States, including one fatality—many ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

Baby Development: Your 11 Month, 3 Week Old

Welcome to week 47! As your baby crawls, cruises, and walks toward toddlerhood, you can expect to start seeing more bumps and bruises. You ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 36

Congratulations! You’re in the final month of your pregnancy! After weeks of rapid weight gain, you can expect things to slow down a ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Understanding High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a processed food superstar. Found in everything from cookies and cakes to ketchup, salad dressing, canned ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

Why you Should Wear Your Baby

Baby wearing is the practice of carrying your baby in a cloth carrier or sling. This tradition has been practiced in many cultures for ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

When is it Safe to Expose my Newborn to Other People?

Be VERY cautious in the first month of life. If an infant less than one month of age gets a fever (a temperature greater than or equal to ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
parenting

My car has Both the LATCH System and the Regular car Seat Belt in the Back, but Which one is Better?

Most people don’t realize that the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) has a maximum weight recommendation, so it’s important ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

My son has an Undescended Testicle. What is the Next Step?

Treatment of the undescended testicle depends on the age of your baby. Some undescended testes will drop to their normal position within the ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

Q&a With Dr. Rivers: the Truth About Spanking

1. Bundoo: When you’re working with parents, do you get many questions about spanking? Or is this something that most parents decide for ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
breastfeeding

What is Mastitis and how is it Treated?

Mastitis occurs in 3-20 percent of breastfeeding women, depending on the definition used. While it is most common in the first 6 weeks after ...

By Raquel Anderson, EdD, LMHC, NCC, Behavioral Health Specialist at
January 03 2019
parenting

Parallel Parenting Works for Kids After High-conflict Divorce

It’s not surprising that divorce often creates parenting conflicts. Even with the best intentions, the best parenting strategies can fall ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

When to Wean From a Pacifier

You might be dreading it, but there will come a day when your baby’s pacifier has to go. In general, experts recommend weaning your child ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

What is Child Abuse?

One in eight American children will be abused in some way, which translates into about 12 percent of kids, between birth and their 18th ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

Trichotillomania: Hair-pulling in Children

Young children often show an interest in hair as they explore new textures. It’s common for children to go through a developmental stage ...

By Kim West, LCSW-C, Bundoo Sleep Expert at
January 03 2019
toddler

What a Typical Sleep Schedule Looks Like for a 2.5-5-year-old

Between 2–3 years of age, sleep needs decrease to 10.5 hours of nighttime sleep, with an additional 1.5-hour afternoon nap. At 4 years of ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

Baby Development: Your 11 Month, 2 Week Old

Now that your baby has more experience with solid foods, you might wonder which foods are “good” to introduce at this age and when it’ ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

What’s in Artificial Sweeteners?

There are many artificial sweeteners on the market today, and it can be confusing for parents to understand what they are and where they are ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

What Causes Pediatric Stroke?

Many people think that strokes only affect the elderly. Stroke, however, can and does occur in children. In fact, statistics show that up to ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

What is the Montessori Approach to Education?

When researching schools for your preschooler or eavesdropping on parents at the playground, you will likely hear about Montessori. But what ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

How Much Calcium Does my Baby Need?

If you are breastfeeding your baby, it’s important that your diet is adequate in calcium, since you are the supply source for your breast ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

My Newborn Baby Girl has a Vaginal Discharge. Should I Worry?

While in the womb, babies are exposed to mom’s estrogen as it passes through the placenta into the baby’s bloodstream. However, after ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

Is a Vegetarian Diet a Good Idea for my Young Child?

Young children need iron and zinc to grow and develop normally. If you avoid meat, you will need to replace it with high iron and zinc ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Q&a With Cara Barthelette: Speech Development at 10 Months Old

1. Bundoo: When do most babies say their first word? What is the range of “normal” considered in terms of a first word? Answer : Cara ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
toddler

 Emotional Development Milestones in Infants Between 8-12 Months

Kids on the brink of their first birthdays are a bundle of contradictions: on one hand, they're increasingly confident about expressing ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Why do I Need Steroid injections if i’m at Risk for Preterm Delivery?

As of 2015 in the United States, about 9.5 percent of all babies are born preterm, meaning they were born at less than 37 weeks gestation. ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
health

9 Stand-ins for the Peanut Butter Sandwich

Peanut allergies are more common, and many preschools are banning peanuts and peanut butter in the classroom. If your child has a peanut ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
baby

6 Breastfeeding Hacks all new Moms Should Try

Many women who breastfeed need to pump eventually, and some moms even pump exclusively as a way to feed their babies. Few women really love ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
baby

A Guide to Starting Finger Foods

Starting finger foods is an exciting time for both you and your child. It’s a sign that your child is growing up and making the move to ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

What is a Ventricular Septal Defect?

A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a congenital heart defect that occurs during fetal development. Babies born with a VSD have a hole in ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

Baby Development: Your 11 Month, 1 Week Old

It’s normal for young children to get colds. Sometimes, a child can have as many as 10 colds before he or she turns 2. As a parent, you ...

By Raquel Anderson, EdD, LMHC, NCC, Behavioral Health Specialist at
January 03 2019
parenting

5 Tricks for Dealing With a Child who Bites, Pinches, or Hits

Are you having trouble with a child who hits, pinches, or bites other children? This can be quite embarrassing and leave other parents and ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Secondhand Smoke and Infants

The health risks of smoking are well established, both for smokers and the people who are routinely exposed to their secondhand smoke, ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

When to Worry About Head Trauma

Children are notoriously prone to accidents, whether it is the 12-month-old wobbly walker or the 3-year-old who falls off a tricycle. ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

My Child has an ear Infection. Will his Eardrum Rupture?

If your child improves during this time, an antibiotic is not necessary. During this “waiting period,” it is very unlikely that the ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

My Toddler has an Itchy, red, Scaly Rash Around the Belly Button. What Could it Be?

Some children develop an allergy to nickel. When your child’s bare skin rubs against snaps, buttons, or even a belt, nickel can leach out ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

How do I Safely Apply Insect Repellant on my Child?

It is important for parents to read all labels and apply insect repellant according to product directions. Make sure to only apply the ...

By Eva Benmeleh, PhD at
January 03 2019
parenting

How Your 9 Month old Responds to Music

1. Bundoo: Is there an age at which babies and toddlers start to recognize music as music? How can parents tell if their baby is actually ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
baby

Should Solid Foods be Introduced to Infants by &Quot;Baby led Weaning&Quot; ?

Baby-led weaning (BLW) is an approach to introducing solid food to your baby that skips the step of traditional spoon-feeding. Throughout ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

How can I Prevent Another Preterm Delivery?

Experiencing a preterm birth for the first time can be a scary, stressful experience. Whether you delivered at 24 weeks or 34 weeks of ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

What is Conscious Discipline?

Conscious discipline didn’t start as a parenting technique. It was conceived as a classroom management system that helped teachers use ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Tricks for Treating Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is an unfortunately common skin problem that bothers most babies at one point or another. Signs your baby may have diaper rash ...

By Eva Benmeleh, PhD at
January 03 2019
parenting

What to do When Toddlers say “No”

If “No!” wasn’t your toddler’s very first word, it was probably in the first five. For many toddlers, “no” quickly becomes their ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

What is a Mandatory Reporter?

A mandatory reporter is a person or institution legally required to report cases of suspected child abuse to legal authorities.All states, ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

Baby Development: Your 11 Month Old

Parents, you are nearing the finish line that marks the end of infancy. Soon you will have a toddler on your hands. This is an exciting ...

By Justin Morgan, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

What is Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome?

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a condition that generally occurs in children as a result of infection from a toxic strain of bacteria ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

What is Eczema?

Baby’s skin is naturally sensitive, so it\'s only normal to worry when your little one develops eczema. But don’t panic: eczema is ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Getting Sleep With a new Baby

So you just had a baby and you’re not getting enough sleep? Welcome to parenthood.While sleep deprivation is common for parents of babies ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

Is it Normal for my Baby to get a Fever While Teething?

While the pediatric literature does not support the concept that babies who are teething normally get fevers, rashes, or diarrhea, each ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
baby

Do I Need Birth Control if i’m Breastfeeding?

Lactational amenorrhea (LAM) is defined as the time when a woman does not have a period because she is nursing a baby. If all these criteria ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

Can I Give my Child Acetaminophen to Bring his Fever Down When he’s Already Taking Antibiotics for an ear Infection?

It is normal for a child to continue to have a fever for the first 1-2 days on an antibiotic. If this happens, it is okay to give an ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Q&a With Jill Castle: how to Handle Snacks

1. Bundoo: When babies are first eating solids, a lot of parents quickly incorporate snack foods into the diet, like goldfish crackers and ...

By Justin Morgan, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

Is Breastfeeding Overrated?

A study recently published in the journal Social Science & Medicine reignited the debate over the benefits of breastfeeding (or breast ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

Do you Have the Right Highchair?

Choosing a highchair can sometimes feel like buying a car. There are many makes and models, with a huge range of designs and features. ...

By Leigh Anne O'Connor, IBCLC at
January 03 2019
baby

Breastfeeding After a Breast Reduction

Many moms have had breast reductions and go on to breastfeed successfully, but there are some special considerations you might run into. ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

How Much Sleep Does my Child Need?

Sleep is the brain’s primary activity in early development. It promotes mental and physical growth. The sleep and wake cycles of babies ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Diagnosis and Treatment of Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy can be a devastating diagnosis for children and their parents. The progressive muscle condition causes long-term changes ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Sofa Sleeping Greater Risk for SIDS Than Cribs

In a new study published in the October issue of Pediatrics, researchers examined data on infant deaths from 24 states and came to a ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
parenting

Baby Development: Your 10 Month, 3 Week Old

Your 10-month-old baby is gaining independence every day. Some may be climbing and crawling, while others may be venturing to take their  ...

By Cara Barthelette, MS, CCC/SLP, Pediatric Speech Therapist at
January 03 2019
health

What is Social Communication Disorder?

If your child is having communication issues, it’s only natural to wonder: “Is it autism or could it be something else?” Instead of ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Can I use a Pacifier to get my Baby to Sleep?

The short answer is a qualified yes. You aren\'t going to do any harm to your baby by providing a pacifier to help your child get to sleep. ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Milestones: 12 to 15 Months: Emotional Development

One of the great miracles of parenting is watching your baby slowly emerge into toddlerhood and then childhood. Every new skill is a triumph ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

What is the Best way to Clean a Small Scrape?

Once your little one is calm, gently rinse the wound with clear, warm water. Use a small amount of soap on a clean wet washcloth to gently ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

My Newborn is Bleeding From the Umbilical Cord. What Should I Do?

A small amount of bleeding from the umbilical cord is often a normal part of cord separation. You may find dried blood on your baby’s ...

By Cara Barthelette, MS, CCC/SLP, Pediatric Speech Therapist at
January 03 2019
parenting

What are the “5 rs” of Early Education?

The “5 Rs” include:Reading together as a family.Rhyming, playing, talking, singing, and cuddling many times during the day.Establishing ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Q&a With Dr. Justin Morgan: Getting Started With Walking

1. Bundoo: When is the normal range for most babies to take a first step? Do they always crawl before they walk? Answer : Dr. Justin Morgan ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Treating Night Terrors

Night terrors episodes are as terrifying for parents as they are for the children suffering from them. Distinct from nightmares, night ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

What Causes Infant Diarrhea (and When Should you Worry?)

Infant diapers can be a source of puzzlement for new parents as baby stool seems to come in a virtual rainbow of colors and consistencies. ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Common Antibiotics Used to Treat Bacterial Illnesses

Antibiotics are one of the most commonly prescribed medicines in a pediatrician\'s office. While they cannot be used to treat viral ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

How to do Bedtime Snacks the Right Way

The messaging on snacking is changing. The negative publicity on snacks does have some merit — many children are getting too many snacks ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

Why Your Child has Swollen Glands

Parents may worry when they feel swollen glands in their child’s neck. It should come as a relief to know that swollen glands, or enlarged ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Can you get Your Period While you’re Pregnant?

Both your period and pregnancy cause fluctuations in hormones. Because both events can bring on their own unique set of challenges, it’s ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

Baby Development: Your 10 Month, 2 Week Old

Your 10 month old baby is likely into everything these days, and by bedtime, you likely have quite a mess on your hands. At this age, it can ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
baby

When can I Wean my Toddler From Nursing?

As the benefits of extended breastfeeding continue to come to light, more parents are wondering about the next step: weaning a toddler or ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Symptoms of Allergies

Allergies are the most common chronic disease in children. If you, your spouse or your extended family have allergies, chances are good that ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

The Dreaded Hospital Stay (Part 1)

No parent wants to think about their child needing to be admitted into the hospital, but the reality is more than 3 million children in the ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

When can I Give my Baby Dessert?

Infants and young toddlers should be eating a nutritious diet, with a focus on all food groups (protein, dairy, grains, fruits, and ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
baby

My Baby won’t Give up the Bottle—What can I Do?

An open top or straw cup should be appearing at meals and snacks around 8 or 9 months to help prepare baby for this transition. If you ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

i am Pregnant and Woke up From Sleeping on my Back—Have I Harmed my Baby?

Most pregnant women have heard that sleeping on your back is not recommended after the first trimester of pregnancy. This is because as the ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Q&a With eva Roditi: Does Stress Affect Babies?

1. Bundoo: We know that babies are very sensitive to their caregivers. At what age do they become aware of stress in the household? Answer ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

What is in Utero Ultrasound?

There are few things as exciting for an expectant parent as seeing the first ultrasound images of their developing baby. Ultrasound is a ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Do Sippy Cups Cause Dental Problems?

Sippy cups are easy to love. They don’t spill, they are super easy for baby to use, and they are a perfect bridge from the bottle or ...

By Eva Benmeleh, PhD at
January 03 2019
toddler

10 Ways to win the Preschool Morning Routine

Getting your preschooler ready for school on time — while potentially dealing with other siblings, a spouse, and getting yourself ready ...

By Susan Zogheib, MHS, RD, LDN at
January 03 2019
parenting

7 Healthy Eating Tips for Postpartum Weight Loss

Your new baby has arrived, and you are eager to get back into shape. However, losing weight after pregnancy takes time and patience, ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 32

As you’re nearing the final weeks, labor and delivery are no doubt looming larger in your mind. Anxiety over labor is common— ...

By Justin Morgan, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

What we Know About Ebola so Far

Last week, a 42-year-old Liberian man died from the Ebola virus 10 days after he was admitted at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Now two ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
parenting

Baby Development: Your 10 Month, 1 Week Old

Your baby is growing fast and wanting to explore his or her world in a bigger way. Crawlers are off and, well, crawling … all over the ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 35

Welcome to Week 35! With still five weeks to go until full term, this is the week that many babies finally stop getting longer (or at least ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Benefits of Reading Aloud

Reading with your child can be a wonderful way to spend quality time with your child while providing a major developmental boost. According ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

The Dreaded Hospital Stay (Part 2)

As a parent of a hospitalized child, you can’t avoid being stressed, however there are actions you can take to help make your stay less ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

What is Congenital Syphilis?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, congenital syphilis cases increased by a large 38 percent between the 2012 and ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

i’m Breastfeeding. When Should I Introduce the Pacifier?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends delay of the pacifier until breastfeeding is well established at approximately 4 weeks ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

Should I Avoid Rice Cereal for my Baby?

Recently, its role in infant nutrition has been challenged. The reality is, your baby needs a good source of iron and zinc at 6 months if he ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Q&a With Leigh anne o’Connor: Breastfeeding Your 8 Month old Baby

1. Bundoo: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding until six months of age, and then continuing to ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

What is a Birth Plan?

If you are pregnant and planning for your delivery, you may or may not have heard of birth plans.A birth plan is simply a document to help ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

Smoking and Breastfeeding

Women smokers may wonder if it’s safe to smoke while breastfeeding. There are very few reasons a woman should not breastfeed, and smoking ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

What is an Obstetric Hospitalist?

When you are pregnant and deciding where you want to deliver your baby, most expectant parents think about many of the same things: How ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Can Dental Health Affect Pregnancy?

When it comes to pregnancy, many women know that it is important to eat healthy (most of the time…), exercise, and take your prenatal ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Womb Transplants Become a Reality for Couples Struggling With Infertility

In late 2014, a 36-year-old Swiss woman made medical history when she gave birth to a healthy baby after undergoing a womb transplant.For ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

What is the Respiratory Syncytial Virus?

RSV is short for respiratory syncytial virus. This is an extremely common virus in both children and adults. Nearly all children have had at ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
parenting

Baby Development: Your 10 Month Old

Babies at 10 months are full of personality and are learning how to use their voices and faces to impress and delight the people around ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 34

If you’re feeling like you’re pretty over this pregnancy thing already, you wouldn’t be alone: lots of moms at this point ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Top Superfoods for Babies

Whether you\'re buying store-brand baby food or making your own, it\'s never too early to start teaching your baby to enjoy healthy foods ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Milestones: 20 to 24 Months: Cognitive Development

Toddlers on the brink of their second birthdays are experiencing a cognitive explosion: they\'ve already learned how to use a few words, and ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

Can my Toddler Have Rice Milk?

Some toddlers drink rice milk if they are allergic to milk and soy or are following a vegan diet. If your toddler drinks rice milk, it is ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

How can I Prevent Diaper Rash?

For some babies, nothing except a clean bottom is needed to prevent diaper rash. Just simply change your baby when soiled, wiping with ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

My Child has a Bulge in his Groin Area. What Could it Be?

An inguinal hernia occurs when there is a defect in the muscle or tissue of the lower abdominal wall, allowing the bowel to push through. ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

Q&a With Dr. Sara Connolly: Infant Screen Time

1. Bundoo: The American Academy of Pediatrics has long recommended no screen time for any children under the age of two. However, it seems ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Is Vitamin k Safe for Kids?

Vitamin K is an important vitamin that promotes the healthy clotting of blood and prevents excessive bleeding. It\'s also used to promote ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Milestones: Newborn to 1 Month: Physical Development

For the first month of your baby\'s life, don\'t be surprised if it’s full of eating, sleeping, pooping, and crying. At this age, babies ...

By Cara Barthelette, MS, CCC/SLP, Pediatric Speech Therapist at
January 03 2019
toddler

Will my Late-talking Child end up Having a Language Disorder?

Parents of young children with slow language development may wonder whether or not their children will catch up with peers and outgrow their ...

By Eva Benmeleh, PhD at
January 03 2019
parenting

What to do When Your Child Says, “i Hate You!”

No matter how patient a parent is, it’s very hard to hear an angry toddler say, “I hate you!” Your first reaction might be hurt or ...

By Kim West, LCSW-C, Bundoo Sleep Expert at
January 03 2019
toddler

What a Typical Sleep Schedule Looks Like for an 18 Month- to 2.5-year-old

When a child is 18 months old, it’s advised they get 11.25 hours of nighttime and 2.25 hours of afternoon sleep. By age 2, nighttime sleep ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Baby Development: Your 9 Month, 3 Week Old

While it’s fun to look for milestones and celebrate your baby’s new expressions, actions, and movements, it’s also important to ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 33

Welcome to Week 33! You’re now less than two months away from your due date. It won’t be long until you’re on weekly ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

H. Pylori Infection in Children

Helicobacter pylori is a common bacteria found in the stomachs of many children. In fact, some studies suggest that up to 50 percent of the ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Milestones: 16-19 Months: Cognitive Development

While it\'s probably too early to think about the gifted program at your local elementary school, you\'ll be amazed at the cognitive ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
baby

Which Birth Control Pill is Best When Breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding and do not want to become pregnant, you should consider using some form of birth control unless you meet all of the ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

When are Headaches in Pregnancy a Problem?

Headaches are very common in pregnancy. They are a nuisance but often harmless. However, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

Does the Timing of Introducing Foods With Gluten Impact the Chances That my Child Will Develop Celiac Disease?

In both studies, babies with one or more relatives with celiac disease were watched to see if the timing of the introduction of gluten in ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Q&a With Dr. Justin Morgan: Bathroom Safety Tips for Babies

1. Bundoo: A 33-week-old baby might be able to sit up, “commando” crawl across the floor, and roll over. As baby gets more mobile, ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Is There a Connection Between Food Allergies and Eczema?

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) causes red, dry, and itchy patches on the skin. It’s the most common chronic skin condition in children, ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

What is Croup?

Croup is a common childhood condition that causes swelling and inflammation of the upper airways, particularly the trachea and larynx. ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

11 Birth Myths Debunked

If you’re about to give birth, surely your friends and family have told you exactly what their deliveries were like — and how yours ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

5 Ways to to Prepare for an Unmedicated Childbirth

When gearing up to deliver a baby, most moms have spent time considering how they might cope with labor pain. While many options exist, some ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

Osteomyelitis: Bone Infections in Children

Children are notorious for getting bumps, cuts, and bruises. In rare cases, a serious infection of the underlying bone, known as ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Baby Development: Your 9 Month, 2 Week Old

At nine months of age, your baby is gaining more experience with solid foods, which means it’s about time to begin introducing “finger ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Your Pregnancy, Week 31

Welcome to Week 31! Just nine weeks to go, which means there’s still time to plan for some of those post-delivery things you’ll ...

By Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

Umbilical Hernias: why Does my Baby’s Belly Button pop Out?

A hernia occurs when there is a defect in muscle or tissue of the abdominal wall that allows abdominal contents, usually bowel to push ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Milestones: 5-7 Months: Emotional Development

Despite the huge changes your baby has undergone since birth, development is still happening in very fundamental ways by 5-7 months. ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

Is There a Toddler Low-fat Diet?

As a high-calorie nutrient (9 calories per gram), fat ensures your toddler gets enough calories, especially when you consider his tiny tummy ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Can Wearing a Seatbelt be Harmful if i’m Pregnant?

Every time you get in a car, pregnant or not, you should wear a lap-shoulder belt. As your belly expands, it is important to wear the lap ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

How is Placental Abruption Treated?

Placental abruption occurs in approximately 1 in 150 pregnancies. This is when the placenta prematurely separates from the walls of the ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Q&a With kim West: how to Manage Sleep for Your 8-month-old

1. Bundoo: What’s “normal” at 8 months, or is there even such a thing? Should babies be sleeping through the night, or is it typical ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting

Introducing Your new Baby to Older Siblings

There’s no doubt the adults in your house are excited about the arrival of a newborn, but many new parents are surprised to learn their ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

Everything you Need to Know About Food Groups

Food groups may be confusing, but once you get the hang of them, they are your secret weapon for planning balanced, nutritious meals and ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
health

Lactose Intolerance in Infants

When your baby drinks breast milk or formula, an enzyme in their body breaks down a natural sugar in the milk called lactose. If there is an ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
health

Brown’s Syndrome of the Eye

Brown’s Syndrome is a rare and painless condition of the eyes that can affect both children and adults. Patients with Brown’s syndrome ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

Why you Might Need a C-section if Your Baby is too big for Delivery

It is important to fully understand why a scheduled C-section is recommended as opposed to a trial of labor. While it is true that in some ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Baby Development: Your 9 Month, 1 Week Old

Many parents eagerly look forward to seeing their baby crawl across the floor — only to realize somewhere around this time that actual ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?

An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants and develops outside of the normal location in the uterus. This could be in a ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

How is a Miscarriage Diagnosed and Treated?

Miscarriage is unfortunately a common occurrence, complicating approximately 25 percent of pregnancies. Another term for a miscarriage is a ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
toddler

Milestones: 5-7 Months: Physical Development

Your 5- to 7-month-old is just beginning to discover his or her own body, but these little developments add up to a big change. At this age ...

By Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at
January 03 2019
baby

Does Singing to Infants Have any Benefit for Babies?

A new study of premature babies in the NICU found that infants who were held skin-to-skin and sung to by their mothers had a decrease in ...

By Cara Barthelette, MS, CCC/SLP, Pediatric Speech Therapist at
January 03 2019
toddler

Will Teaching my Baby to Sign Delay Speech?

No research to date supports that teaching baby signs is detrimental to speech development. Very early on, learning baby signs can give your ...

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

Should I Give my Child Vegetables First When I Start Solid Foods?

Most recommendations have been common-sense recommendations and have survived years and years of mothering. It doesn’t really matter ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
baby

Q&a With Jill Castle: Transitioning to Solids and Finger Foods

1. Bundoo: Baby-led weaning is still gaining in popularity and does seem to have good data supporting it. What do you recommend for the ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

What is a Forceps/Vacuum Delivery?

Deliveries that are performed with a vacuum extractor or forceps are referred to as “operative deliveries.” They account for ...

By Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN at
January 03 2019
pregnancy

When a Traumatic Birth Leads to PTSD

When a woman thinks of her perfect birth experience, it may include scenarios like going into labor spontaneously, having a great connection ...

By Leigh Anne O'Connor, IBCLC at
January 03 2019
baby

How Torticollis Affects Breastfeeding

Have you noticed that your baby always turns his or her head in one direction or the other? Does your baby have a flattened head? Does your ...

By Susan Zogheib, MHS, RD, LDN at
January 03 2019
toddler

When is it too Early to Worry About Childhood Obesity?

Public health experts and nutritionists have been sounding the alarm bells about the huge increase in childhood obesity. According to the ...

By Eva Benmeleh, PhD at
January 03 2019
parenting

Too Much Praise: When “you’re the Best!” Backfires

“Good job!”“You’re the best!”Listen to any parent for a while—or even yourself—and you’re likely to hear one of these ...

By Admin at
January 03 2019
parenting