Here's what you should know about antibiotics in these situations:
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A 4 week-old infant and his mother came to my office last week. The mother had started seeing small flecks of blood and stringy mucous in the infant’s diapers a week prior. The baby was fine in every other way, breast feeding normally, and looked quite healthy when I examined him.
I diagnosed the infant as having cow’s milk protein-induced proctocolitis, the term referring to allergic inflammation of the lower gastrointestinal tract from exposure to cow’s milk.
This is a diagnosis I make often. Here's what you should know about infants with milk allergies:
When we are bombarded by information and products, how are we as new parents supposed to decipher what is in the best interest of our child when it comes to their development?
Parents can quickly become bombarded with information about everything they need to do to optimize the first months of their child’s very impressionable life. A new, overwhelmed, sleep deprived parent can find everything from music for math skills, swaddling positioners for longer sleep, bottles for better speech development, and even multiple equipment options to speed up a child’s progression for walking. Today there are so many items available for purchase that if a person wanted to, they could go through an entire day never having to hold, cuddle, snuggle, whisper, sing, gaze, laugh, or touch their baby…..and that is exactly the point. When it comes right down to it, the best things that we can provide for our babies development has nothing to do with the “stuff”!
Here’s what advertisements for most baby products don’t tell you:
We hope you can join us for a winter wonderland celebration for Swedish Pediatric patients, families, & friends!
This is a free, fun, and festive holiday celebration for the community that will feature:
We’ll also be collecting toys for children up to age 18 as well as donations for art supplies and games. Donated items will be given to children at the hospital receiving care and treatment.
Swedish First Hill
1101 Madison, Medical Tower Lobby
Seattle, WA 98122
**Free parking is available on the street or in the Marion and Minor parking garage
Summer has ended, the kids are back in school, and fall is officially here. Which means….cold and flu season is upon us! Hospitals are already seeing documented cases of seasonal influenza. There are no known cures for colds and flu, so cold and flu prevention should be your goal.
Why do we care about preventing influenza? The flu can be very dangerous for children, causing illness, hospital stays and death each year. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports about 20,000 children below the age of 5 are hospitalized from flu complications each year.
The most effective way for preventing the flu is to get the flu shot. It works better than anything else. (Flu vaccination is recommended for all children aged 6 months and older). There are additional strategies you can employ to help ward off those nasty viruses.
Here are 6 tips you can use to help prevent colds and the flu:
Bedwetting (also called nocturnal enuresis) is a very common childhood problem. The number of children with this problem varies by age. For example, at five years of age, an average of 16% of children will have a bedwetting accident. By 15 years of age and older, 1-2 % continue to wet the bed. For most children, this will improve or resolve without any treatment as they get older.
What can cause bedwetting?
Bedwetting may be related to one or more of the following:
When does a child achieve dryness at night?
Typically, children will learn to stay dry during the daytime first, then they will achieve night time dryness. This whole process generally can take up age 4-5.
When is bedwetting a concern?
Typically, when ...