Category Archives: Health Care

Dogtor Teddy

You may have already met Teddy, the office dog, who started work in April after a mom asked if the puppy could sit with her child who was anxious about a vaccination. Since then Teddy has assisted with many immunizations. … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Forms for ADHD

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How tall will your child be? How do you get them there?

Protein and nutrients are important for your child’s final height. This study of over 4000 kids found that children who drank milk versus non-dairy drinks were shorter. The researchers projected that a child who drinks 3 cups (24 ounces or … Continue reading

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Baby Portions: 9 Months Old

Total Solids for 9 month old baby for 24 hours: Grains (oat, barley, rice) 6-8 Tablespoons (90-120 grams) Vegetables 8-10 Tablespoons (120-150 grams) Fruits 4-6 Tablespoons (60-90 grams) Protein: 1 Tablespoon (15 grams) Includes strained meats, beans, egg and smooth … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things that are Normal in Newborns #10

Baby legs are not straight because they’ve been curled up tight in the uterus. As your baby stands and jumps on his legs, he will strengthen muscles and straighten bones. Special shoes, bars, and casts are rarely needed. There are … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things that are Normal in Newborns #9

In the first days, you may notice a brick red tinge to your baby’s urine. Newborn urine is concentrated, and urate crystals cause the red color. Little girls can also have a milky vaginal discharge or some vaginal bleeding–like a … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things that are Normal in Newborns #8

Whether your baby breast feeds or formula feeds, you can expect up to three months of tummy troubles with gas and straining. You wouldn’t expect your newborn to pick up a pencil and write his name any more than you … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things that are Normal in Newborns #7

The umbilical cord can take a week or two to fall off. Let it air dry. If there is drainage, odor or redness, call your pediatrician.

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Top 10 Things that are Normal in Newborns #6

Most babies have dry patches of skin that peel shortly after birth. Peeling is the result of spending nine months in water, and no cream or lotion will speed up the process. Newborns also have a common rash with an … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things that are Normal in Newborns #5

When your baby yawns or cries, you may notice small, white nodules on his gums or the roof of his mouth. These harmless collections of keratin are called Epstein’s pearls, and they will wear away. Your baby can also have … Continue reading

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