Tag: children

Preemie 101: The Doctor Said Your Baby Can Come Home … Now What?

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Guest Blogger: Lawrence Rhein, MD, Chief of the Division of Neonatology, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center

Many new parents are often shocked when the time comes to bring their newborn baby home. They can’t believe that the hospital is going to entrust them with such a tiny little human, and oftentimes, they feel incapable of meeting the needs of their new “boss.”

Eating Through the Holidays

family crafting togetherGuest Blogger: Jennifer Bram, MD, Pediatric Primary Care, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center

The season of eating your way through Halloween to Valentine’s Day or even Easter is coming upon us with maddening speed. So many celebrations with delicious treats everywhere you look! It’s easy to lose track of your family’s health goals. How can you stay in control?

Got Lunch Figured Out for School? Share Your Ideas.

packed lunchIt’s 7 am, and you just packed yet another PB&J with an apple for your child’s lunch. Maybe tomorrow, you’ll really be adventurous and add some marshmallow fluff. Whoa … slow down … let’s not get too crazy. There’s always bologna.

Join the conversation. Don’t look now, but school will be back in session before you know it. We want you to share with each other what you plan on packing in your kids’ lunch bags. Your ideas may help another parent get out of a rut and maybe inspire kids to try something new.

For inspiration, check out this previous post on lunchbox snacks your kids won’t give away.

 

Achoo! It Must Be Allergy Season

dog in flowersGuest Blogger: Deanna Richmond, MD, Primary Care Pediatrician, South County Pediatrics, Webster, MA

Nasal congestion. Sneezing. Itchy, red or watery eyes. Throat irritation. Wheezing. These might be the symptoms of a run-of-the-mill cold, or seasonal allergies could be the culprit! While the snow was still falling in New England just a few short weeks ago, it won’t be long before pollen will be whirling in its place.