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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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Are Infant Swim Lessons Worth It? Ideal Age to Swimming

Every year around summer time many ads will pop up about swimming classes for children. It seems that every year these lessons are aimed at even younger children… and even babies? How safe is this practice? Are these classes recommended? And if so, at what age? Information on the internet can be conflicting, as with …

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17 Facts About Lactose Intolerance in Children

Does your child develop crampy stomach aches or diarrhea after consuming milk or milk-derived products? You have have thought about the possibility of lactose intolerance. If this is the case, there are some changes that you can do to help with this uncomfortable problem. In this article I will help you understand why lactose intolerance …

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