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Posted: Oct 7, 2016

The Late Pre-Term Baby

In humans, the average pregnancy last 40 weeks. The baby’s due date is a guestimate based on the date of mom’s last menstrual cycle. A full term baby is a baby born between 38 and 42 weeks gestation.  The late pre-term baby, are babies that are born between 35 and 36.6 weeks gestation. And before 35 weeks is considered pre-term.
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Posted: Sep 16, 2016

FASD – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

For the last 5+ years, I have been writing blogs for the SMH website. For the first time, in a long time, a topic and article has come out about something I don’t know much about or I don’t see a lot of in my professional life: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
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Posted: Aug 14, 2016

Safety in Hot Cars

Every summer, heartbreaking and preventable deaths occur when children are left alone in hot cars.
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Posted: Jun 17, 2016

Infant Allergies and Food Sensitivities

Only 2 or 3 out of 100 exclusively breast fed babies will exhibit an allergic reaction to foods, and that is most often to the cow’s milk in the mother’s diet. My sister breastfed her twins but noticed an immediate and significant reaction when she supplemented her son with formula. He broke out in a severe rash and hives, screamed with stomach cramps and after a trip to the ER and following up with her pediatrician and an allergist; she excluded all dairy from her diet.
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Posted: May 19, 2016

Boating Safety This Summer

The usual boating list… Sun screen that is appropriate for your child’s age; Paba and Deet Free for infants 6 months-1year old. Reapply every 2 hours.  Children <6 months of age should not wear sunscreen, but instead wear protective clothing and be kept in the shade.   All children should wear eye protection.  Avoid the times 10am-4pm when the UV rays are the strongest.
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