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Ear Aches, Ear Infections, Tubes, and More: A Parents' Guide to Inner Ear Problems

Guide to Ear Problems in Babies and Kids Many people love this time of year. Along with the chance to gather with family and friends for the holidays, winter offers us a chance to experience nature in all of its winter glory and wonder. With the cold winter weather however comes the potential for more illness, specifically more ear infections and ear-related illnesses. We receive questions from parents quite often regarding what to do when their child has an ear infection, how... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Friday, January 18, 2019
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Tips for Treating Dry Skin in Babies and Kids

Guide to Dry Skin in Kids and Babies Newborns and infants may experience dry skin for a variety of reasons. From sensitive skin to newly developing oil production glands, dry skin problems are common and often not cause for concern. Here are a few of the most common types of dry skin associated with newborns. Dry Scalp and Cradle Cap Dry scalp is common in newborns and is no cause for concern. However, it should be monitored for redness and irritation. You may be tempted to try to... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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