Baby on Solids Too Soon?

Tired parents, you might be tempted to put a little cereal in their your baby’s bottle, just to help everyone get some sleep. But experts say, think again. A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics confirms that many parents are jumping the gun and feeding their babies solid food before the age of … Read More

Don’t Feed Your Baby Solid Food Before 6 Months

Like many pediatricians, I recommend that you introduce solid food to your baby no earlier than 6 months old. A study published in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics shows many moms are jumping the gun and feeding their babies solid food earlier without knowing the risks. Of the 1,300 moms that were questioned, 40 … Read More

Depressed Moms May Have Shorter Kids

Moms who suffer from postpartum depression may be more likely to have shorter kids, a new study in the journal Pediatrics finds. Researchers at Johns Hopkins linked the height disparity to less breastfeeding, as well as increased stress that may affect a child’s growth hormones.   Amy Sullivan, Psy.D., a psychologist at Cleveland Clinic, says that … Read More

5 Things You Need to Know Before Botox

Since gaining FDA-approval in 2002, Botox has grown exponentially in popularity as a minimally invasive way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent underarm sweating. This simple, non-surgical injection is often used to temporarily reduce or eliminate forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck.  And while effective, there are … Read More

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Why New Mothers Should Embrace Breastfeeding

The American Academy Of Pediatrics is reaffirming its recommendation of exclusively breast-feeding for about the first six months of a baby’s life, and beyond. They cite a growing list of health benefits as the basis of the recommendation. Coe Bell did not help put the guidelines together but is a lactation consultant at Cleveland Clinic. … Read More