Why can’t babies drink water?

Why can’t babies drink water?

“Dr. Linda, why can’t babies drink water?” Up until 6 months of age, babies can’t drink water because their kidneys have not matured enough. They get all the fluids they need through breastmilk or formula. Young babies get all the water they...
Vitamin K For Newborns

Vitamin K For Newborns

Why is Vitamin K For Newborns So Important? At birth, most newborns have very low Vitamin K levels. These low levels can lead to serious, life-threatening bleeding in babies’ brains and intestinal tracts called Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding. Bleeding in the...
5 Easy Ways to Help With Newborn Sleep Deprivation

5 Easy Ways to Help With Newborn Sleep Deprivation

Dr. Linda, my baby is 10 days old and I haven’t been able to sleep more than a few hours since she was born. I’m trying to sleep when she sleeps but I can’t! I’m exhausted. Is there anything I can do? Yes, there are definitely things you can do...
Food Intolerance and The Elimination Diet

Food Intolerance and The Elimination Diet

Dr. Linda, my 3 child has some symptoms that my doctor has said may be ADHD but he’s too young to treat. A friend of mine said he could have a food intolerance causing his symptoms. What can I do to find out? Allergy symptoms, eczema, acid reflux, tummy aches...

Why Play is so Important For kids

“Dr. Linda, my 9-year-old complains that he doesn’t get to play enough. I want him to stop wasting time on playing and to focus on his studies so he does well in school. What do you think?  Is play important? I know this answer may surprise you but my recommendation...