children and antibiotics

Why Are Antibiotics Unhelpful for Treating the Common Cold?

As a parent you may have wondered why sometimes antibiotics are used but sometimes they are not. You are definitely not alone. As a pediatrician, parents frequently ask me for antibiotics for their child’s sore throat or common cold. I wrote this article to help parents and caregivers know why sometimes antibiotics are deemed unhelpful …

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11 Common Questions When Starting Solid Baby Foods

If you are planning to start solid foods for your baby, you have probably already received a fair share of advice from well-meaning friends and family. These (often unsolicited!) tips might even contradict each other! Who should you listen to? Here’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for starting solid foods for infants. 1. …

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