Category Archives: Medicine

Eating with Kids at Home

Want to start a dialog about eating a little better at home? Check out this video from DocMikeEvans here.

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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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Toddler Portions: 1 to 2 Years Old

Total amounts for 24 hours: Whole or 2% Milk 16-20 ounces in a cup Green vegetable ¼ cup (60 grams) Yellow or orange vegetable ¼ cup (60 grams) Fruit ½ cup (120 grams) Protein (ground meat, egg, nut butter 2 … 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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Baby Portions: 6 Months Old

This photo shows an example of a meal for baby with a grain, a green vegetable (green beans), a yellow vegetable (squash), a fruit (applesauce), and a protein (strained meat).       Total Solids for 6 month old baby … Continue reading

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Have you read about RIE?

Did you catch the viral post about the mom who asked her baby if it was okay to pick him up? Read my interview about this and RIE published on the What To Expect website here.

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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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Pick a Private Pediatrician for your Newborn

Know the doctor who will care for your newborn at John Muir Medical Center. Parents may select a private pediatrician who will supervise their newborn baby’s care at John Muir. Newborns without a private pediatrician will be seen by one … Continue reading

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