There’s a common “health entity” thing, often called “hypoglycemia.” Funny thing about that—children who have it are not hypoglycemic. But it is a real thing nonetheless, and there are steps parents can take to help deal with it.
Anna posted: “I have a question about starting solids and grains. I am starting my 6 month old on solids. A friend recently told me that babies younger than 1 year cannot digest grains as they don’t have the necessary enzymes. Is there any truth to this? Also, one of the pediatricians in our practice told me we can start eating red meat- isn’t it too early?”
“My toddler keeps getting ear infections. There’s got to be a way to help with this. What can we do to prevent them?”
“My daughter was sent home from school with a note—they say she has scoliosis. I’m worried, is she going to need surgery? Will she ever be normal?”
Here’s a question: “My daughter was found to have a heart murmur at a well check. Is this something I need to worry about?”
Influenza has hit, and hit hard. This year is shaping up to be one of the worst years in memory. Flu is now widespread in almost every state, and we may not yet have hit the peak.
The AAP has been warning against these things for years, and finally the FDA and CPSC have weighed in: Infant sleep positioners don’t prevent SIDS, and don’t save lives. But they can kill your baby.
Add to the growing list of reasons antibiotics might not be good for you and your children: a recent study showing a statistical link between early ear infections and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
In children, snoring may be more of a problem than we thought.
Li wrote: “I saw an article you posted about potential causes for excessive urination for children. One of the mentioned problems involved constipation. Do you have any advice on where I can find more info on ways to relieve this problem through diet? I was told build up of old stool is the cause of my child’s urinary problems.”