Tips for Care of the Circumcision

Tips for Care of the Circumcision

Dr. Linda, my baby boy was circumcised just before we brought him home from the hospital 2 days ago. Now there’s some yellow material on his penis. Should I remove it? Can you tell me more about how to take care of the circumcision? Circumcision is the medical...
Tips to Avoid Having a Gassy Newborn

Tips to Avoid Having a Gassy Newborn

“Dr. Linda, my baby burps really well but she still passes a lot of gas. Is there anything I can do for her?” The baby in this question is probably making excessive amounts of gas either as a result of her diet or as a byproduct of her intestinal flora.   Gas in...
Burping Your Gassy Newborn

Burping Your Gassy Newborn

Dr. Linda, my son is really hard to burp! Should I worry? Burping gets rid of the air bubbles your baby swallows during a feed. In last weeks blog, we talked about how these air bubbles can get trapped in your baby’s tummy and cause spit up. Sometimes there are...
Tips to Help With A Gassy Newborn

Tips to Help With A Gassy Newborn

“Dr. Linda, I have a very gassy newborn. She is 8 days old and passes a lot of gas, sometimes it seems to hurt her. Am I doing anything wrong?”   All newborn babies have gas. Some newborns have more problems with gassiness than others depending on how...
Self Care Tips After a Disaster

Self Care Tips After a Disaster

  “Dr. Linda, now that the hurricane is over I feel like freaking out but I’m worried about my daughter and how it will affect her.”   How you cope during and after a disaster influences how well your kids will cope.The better your self-care , the better you...
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...