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2022
July
12,
2022
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleIt’s never too early to teach children to be safe around water. After all, if a baby can crawl, they can make their way to a pool or open body of water. Any number of things can lure them there — a floating toy or sheer curiosity as th...
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May
09,
2022
| 14:07 PM America/Chicago
The formula shortage is hitting home for many families. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics shared advice for parents and said parents should talk to their pediatricians.A recall in February from Abbott Nutrition has placed extra pressure o...
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May
06,
2022
| 12:40 PM America/Chicago
Happy Mother's Day! Patients celebrated with their moms this week.At the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), patients dressed up and posed with their moms to celebrate their first Mother's Day!Other patients and their moms celebrated with Mother's D...
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April
27,
2022
| 14:10 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D.I remember scrolling through a Facebook group for physicians a few years ago, and a popular post rolled onto my screen, written by a confused pediatrician.“What the heck is up with all these moms wanting their baby’s tongues cut...
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February
25,
2022
| 15:36 PM America/Chicago
- It's 100% safe for expectant moms to continue dental visits, whether for prevention, diagnosis or treatment.- Pregnancy's impact on oral health: gingivitis or gum disease (due to increased hormones), cavities (due to sugary cravings or appetite cha...
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2021
December
15,
2021
| 13:21 PM America/Chicago
Dressed in a Santa onesie for the holidays, 5 ½-month-old Parker lies in a crib, his arms and legs paddling the air as expressive blue eyes dance back-and-forth between his mom and nurse.Parker arrived at Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ...
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June
10,
2021
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
By Ramon Kinloch, M.D.Well, that’s not really the question. But is there an amount of Vitamin D that a breastfeeding mom can take in order for the breast milk to contain recommended levels of Vitamin D for her baby?There have been numerous studies co...
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April
21,
2021
| 14:38 PM America/Chicago
By Rebecca Olvera, M.D. and Natalia Hanson, M.D.Dr. Olvera and Dr. Hanson have been piercing ears as part of their clinical practice within the Cook Children’s Network since 2016. They both use a medical ear piercing system only available to pediatri...
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March
18,
2021
| 08:55 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.I encourage breastfeeding when possible, but FED is BEST. If breastfeeding isn’t working out for mom or baby, we have plenty of other options with formulas. There are so many types of formulas that the process of choosing whic...
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February
09,
2021
| 10:11 AM America/Chicago
An alarming government report regarding toxic heavy metals in baby food may have caught your attention. It says these foods are “tainted” with dangerous levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury.Is this information cause for concern? Yes, but it’s...
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2020
September
15,
2020
| 12:32 PM America/Chicago
Being a new parent is hard. Being a new parent today is even harder. With the limitation of visitors, changes to doctor’s offices, and lack of ability to get out of the house (among many other challenges), being a parent in COVID-times is causi...
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May
12,
2020
| 10:58 AM America/Chicago
Is breastfeeding worth the possible exposure to Covid-19? Short answer: yes. Unfortunately, the risk of COVID-19 is everywhere in our lives right now, but the reality is your baby needs another human to survive. So regardless of the way you...
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May
11,
2020
| 13:29 PM America/Chicago
Previously, I covered the bascis about infant reflux. If you missed that article, please click here.  I have a few, more specific topics I promised I would go over in my previous post.  Should We Try a Medication for My Baby’s Reflux? This i...
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February
14,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/Chicago
Desperation or neglect, whatever the reason the story is devastating. In the wake a baby is dead and her mom has been charged with her murder. In addition, the baby’s dad has been charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to a child for diluting...
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February
05,
2020
| 08:56 AM America/Chicago
Newborns aren't able to manage their body temperature like adults can. So, as the thermostat dips, the way you handle outings with little ones needs to change.  Know your babies' limits and plan ahead when making a trip outside so you can keep the...
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2019
June
25,
2019
| 10:15 AM America/Chicago
If I had a nickel for every time I talked to parents about teary, gooey baby eyes I’d own a yacht and would be sailing it around Europe right about now. So let’s talk about it, and what you can do to help it go away. Baby eye tear ducts don’t w...
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January
24,
2019
| 14:03 PM America/Chicago
Bah-bah. Binky. Button. Nip-nip. Num. Paci. Sassy. Soothie. Wubbanub. Whatever you call it, parents have lots of questions about pacifier use. Let’s look at some of the most common: 1. When is it OK to start a pacifier? A pacifier can be ...
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2018
December
17,
2018
| 16:28 PM America/Chicago
“My baby spits up all the time.” “My baby never spits up, but seems like they are fussy all the time." I know this sounds like reflux, but the truth is spitting up can be normal. Even if it’s with every feed, even if it seems really bad. May...
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December
07,
2018
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
Is your 6 month old sleeping through the night? Maybe not and that’s OK, at least for your baby. You, on the other hand, may need some rest. Let's start with your baby. Does their lack of sleep pose any risk to their health or development? A...
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November
07,
2018
| 10:10 AM America/Chicago
Are you looking for the miracle cure for your baby’s congestion? Me too. Sorry, it just doesn’t exist. I tell families all the time that if I find it I will market it and retire. In the meantime, here are some things you can do to help. Suction...
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May
25,
2018
| 08:36 AM America/Chicago
Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children aged 1 to 4 years old, according to Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. ...
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May
18,
2018
| 14:51 PM America/Chicago
Don’t leave your child alone in the bathtub. That’s the simple message that the folks at Cook Children’s who watch out for your kids’ safety wants you to know. From March 14 to April 10, 2018, five children were rushed to the Emergency Departme...
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May
01,
2018
| 09:44 AM America/Chicago
For eight days after her son was born, all Whitney Coben could do was look at her fragile little boy. Brayden was born premature at 27 weeks, weighed less than 3 pounds and couldn’t breathe on his own. Right after birth, he was immediately taken t...
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February
13,
2018
| 10:44 AM America/Chicago
When bringing home a beautiful newborn, it can worry new parents to see one or both eyes constantly watering and developing ‘eye gunk.’ This problem is often caused by a clogged tear duct, also called nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Normally, tears...
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2017
December
28,
2017
| 21:35 PM America/Chicago
Carol and Emmanuel Vallecalle welcomed their first daughter into the world in late October, beaming with excitement. Everything seemed so perfect, they couldn’t imagine a single thing could go wrong. Their 7-year-old son looked forward to becoming a ...
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December
22,
2017
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
WFAA - During the holiday season, Cook Children's Medical Center takes decorating to new heights, from twinkling lights and festive ornaments to a magnificent tree. They make it so special, knowing that for many families, there is where they'll spend...
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October
06,
2017
| 15:08 PM America/Chicago
When Stella Amechi found out she was pregnant with her third child, she was over the moon with excitement. She was already the mother to two young girls, and soon, her first son would be arriving. Never in a million years did she dream that he wou...
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August
22,
2017
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
For years, Americans have been told the safest place for a baby to sleep is on their backs, but a new study finds many parents aren’t following that advice. According to the study published this month in the journal Pediatrics, just half of mother...
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March
20,
2017
| 14:31 PM America/Chicago
“Your baby needs surgery in order to breastfeed correctly.” Those probably won’t be the words that are said, but it might be the message that you hear. Breastfeeding can be a tricky thing and many different problems can lead to a poor latch or ...
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March
09,
2017
| 10:05 AM America/Chicago
It can be tempting to turn on the tablet and let it entertain the kids while you travel. But just like at home, screen time needs to be approached with balance. “While it’s all right to let children watch some kid-safe programming while you travel...
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