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Breastfeeding 101: Answers to Frequently Asked Breastfeeding Questions

Lots of new moms have questions about breastfeeding. That’s why Pediatrics East offers lactation consulting services to help you become confident in your role as a mom. You’re doing great mom! We’re here to help. SCHEDULE MY CONSULTATION   How much should my baby be eating? The general rule of thumb for infant feedings is 2-3 ounces of breastmilk or formula per pound each day. So if your baby weighs 9 pounds, they’ll likely need between 18-27 ounces... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Wednesday, November 21, 2018

What Do I Do When My Child is Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes: Resources for Parents of Diabetic Children

In honor of National Diabetes Month, and World Diabetes Day (November 14), we’re sharing a guide for parents on type 1 diabetes. If your child has been recently diagnosed, learn more about where to find helpful resources and answers to common questions. If your child has not been diagnosed, learn more about the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes, a serious autoimmune disorder, so that you can spot the dangers in time to prevent even more health complications. What does it... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Guide to Cough Season: What Type of Cough Does My Child Have?

Types of Coughs It’s cold and flu season again, which means we’re seeing a lot of patients exhibiting symptoms of illnesses with coughing. A lot of parents are curious, “Can I tell what type of illness my child has by their cough?” or “How do I know what type of cough my child has when asked to describe it to a pediatrician?” Any time a child is exhibiting symptoms of an illness, including chronic coughing, we recommend making an appointment with your... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Saturday, October 20, 2018

Pediatrics East Sponsors Bundles for Babies Diaper Drive

Your browser doesn't support video. Please download the file: video/mp4 The statistics are heartbreaking. Nearly 1 in 3 mothers in the MidSouth say they can't afford the hundred of diapers needed each month. To combat this, Pediatrics East and various local organizations recently partnered together to collect donations for local families in need.  Dr. Robert Higginbotham recently spoke with Amy Speropoulos about the Bundles for Babies Diaper Drive, hosted by Le... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Monday, October 1, 2018

Guide to Allergies + At-Home Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Does my child have a cold or allergies? Because allergies can develop seemingly overnight and allergy symptoms can come on suddenly, many parents worry that their child’s allergies may be a sign of something more serious. The symptoms of allergies can mimic those of more serious conditions like influenza and the common cold, but there are a few ways to distinguish between allergies and other illnesses. Your child may be experiencing symptoms of seasonal allergies if he or she: ... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Wednesday, September 26, 2018