Help Your Child Cope After a Disaster

Help Your Child Cope After a Disaster

“Dr. Linda, since the hurricane my three-year-old has started biting his baby sister. Is this normal?  How can I protect the baby?  What should I do?”   Children of different ages tend to have different responses to stress. To help your child cope...

What parents need to prepare for a natural disaster.

With hurricane Irma on its way toward Florida, I thought this would be a helpful blog for parents who need to prepare for a natural disaster.   What you need to prepare for a natural disaster if you have kids:   Water: One gallon per person per day is a good...
Dealing With Diaper Rash

Dealing With Diaper Rash

Dr. Linda, my newborn has red dots in her diaper area.What are they? Should I worry? The most common cause of red dots in your baby’s diaper area is irritant diaper dermatitis (aka diaper rash). This happens as a result of the diaper rubbing against your baby’s...
Latch On Difficulties: Breastfeeding Challenges

Latch On Difficulties: Breastfeeding Challenges

Breastfeeding is natural, so it should be easy, right? For some moms and babies, breastfeeding goes really well and there are very few, if any, problems. For most moms, however, there are a number of nursing challenges that can interfere with how easy it is to...
How to Quit the Smoking Habit

How to Quit the Smoking Habit

Smoking is an Addiction and a Habit. Part 2 in 3-part series:  As with any addiction, the first step is to admit smoking is a problem. The next step is making the decision to quit the habit. Here is the link to Part 1: 10 Ways to Reduce Smoke Exposure for a Healthy...