Newborns

Newborn Care

June
18,
2020
| 06:34 PM America/Chicago
By Ramon Kinloch, M.D. A tie. A pair of slippers. Cuff links. A wallet. What do these things have in common? They’re all examples of gifts that I have given to my dad for Father’s Day. This year will be a little bit different because, for the
June
17,
2020
| 09:14 PM America/Chicago
Parental visits are a time to get to know parents and for them to get to know me. The visits can be straightforward with discussions of office times and well checks. Sometimes they are more complex with discussions about vaccines, antibiotic usage
June
16,
2020
| 11:22 PM America/Chicago
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) causes an abnormal shape of the red blood cells. The red blood cells are shaped like crescents instead of circles. They don’t last long and they can get stuck in the blood vessels, which blocks the blood flow, often
June
16,
2020
| 09:34 PM America/Chicago
Even in the midst of a pandemic, you should be excited to welcome your first child. While I understand you may be nervous, I want to assure you there is still plenty of wonder and awe to be found as you await your bundle of joy. As a
May
13,
2020
| 10:42 PM America/Chicago
Fortunately, kids with COVID-19 have been relatively mildly affected up to this point. However, as we progress through the pandemic, we are learning more about some rare exceptions. COVID-19 has now been associated with a syndrome in children
May
12,
2020
| 05:58 PM 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
May
11,
2020
| 08:29 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
April
22,
2020
| 08:41 PM America/Chicago
By Lanna McClain, M.D. Having a new baby is usually a wonderful time during those first few days full of quite a bit of emotions – usually a mixture of elation shared with celebrations with friends and family, along with some tears mainly from
April
21,
2020
| 07:42 PM America/Chicago
When I asked my Facebook readers for any questions they may have about reflux, I received 179 questions within one hour! It’s definitely a hot topic at our Forest Park office and I talk about it with parents daily. Here, I’m going to address