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Chat With a Doctor: Early Childhood Nutrition

Wednesday, August 15, 2012, noon (ET)

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Do you have a question about early childhood nutrition? Pediatrician Mona Rifka, MD, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, will answer your questions about transitioning your child from liquids to solids during a live webchat Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at noon (ET).

Get answers to your health questions and concerns. It’s easy to be part of our live chat events, led by Cleveland Clinic doctors and health professionals.

Early Childhood Nutrition: From Liquids to Solids Live Web Chat on August 15

Live Web Chat: noon to 1 p.m. (ET) on August 15, 2012.

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Mona Rifka, MD

  • Children’s Hospital & Pediatric Institute

From the beginning, infants need proper nutritional support for appropriate physical growth and development. Nutrition during an infant’s first years can have a considerable impact on health, as well as the ability to learn, develop, communicate and socialize. Making sure your newborn, infant or toddler gets proper nutrition can be confusing and frustrating. Whether your child is 5 weeks or 5 years old, we can address your questions and concerns to help make nutritional transitions easier for you and your child.

Questions for Dr. Rifka for this webchat might include:

  • Is breastfeeding best for my baby?
  • When do I start feeding my child solid foods?
  • How do I make sure my child is getting enough calories and nutrients?
  • How much food does my child need?

Dr. Rifka is a primary care pediatrician for Cleveland Clinic. She is board-certified in pediatrics and neonatology.

This Health Chat will open on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.

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  • lola

    My son has thesse head eaaches and he feels dizzy all the time and light headed what will i do

    • Health Hub Team

      Contact your pediatrician as soon as possible. You can also
      use our Nurse on Call service to guide you – Phone: 216.444.1234 or
      800.801.2273. http://kidshealth.org/parent/g
      (page
      2): If your child is between 3 months and 3 years old and has a fever
      of 102.2°F (39°C) or higher, call your doctor to see if he or she needs
      to see your child.
      Sincerely,
      The HealthHub Team

  • tony

    My daughter of 11 months is really hot and her heart is beating so fast and she can’t sleep good what can I do? ASAP

    • Health Hub Team

      Contact your pediatrician as soon as possible. You can also
      use our Nurse on Call service to guide you – Phone: 216.444.1234 or
      800.801.2273. http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body/fever.html
      (page 2): If your child is between 3 months and 3 years old and has a fever of 102.2°F (39°C) or higher, call your doctor to see if he or she needs to see your child.
      Sincerely,
      The HealthHub Team

  • Dawn

    Hi my son is 12weeks old , Thursday he started burping eggy burps I phoned my doctor she said its normal I’m just wondering if there is anything I could give my baby to get rid of the eggy smell? Thanks