Infant Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Look!

    Treatment for Tibial Torsion

    I have a son who is now 20 months old. He was diagnosed by our local pediatrician as having tibial torsion. It is extremely visible. We have taken him to a specialist in Syracuse, New York at the Syracuse…

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  • Baby Walkers

    Baby Walkers

    I have a 9 month old boy, who weighs 24 lb. 6 oz. and is 31 in. long. Do you think that it is safe for him to be in a walker?
    Traci Rectenwald – Administrative Assistant – Research Beaufort,…

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  • Recommended Immunization Schedule

    Recommended Immunization Schedule

    I am a missionary living in the Dominican Republic. Yesterday our eight-month old son received a vaccination for sarampion, which is the Spanish term for measles. My baby book says that it is better not to vaccinate for measles…

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  • Treatment for HIV+ Babies

    Treatment for HIV+ Babies

    I am about to adopt an HIV+ baby. Are there any special dietary requirements? The information here is very limited and I would appreciate your help.
    Lucie Green – Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • DPT Vaccine

    DPT Vaccine

    How can I find out information about DPT vaccine problems? I am vaccinating my 2 month old son next week and would like as much info on this as possible. What can you tell me?
    Lisa Bonine – Wichita Falls,…

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  • Failure to Thrive

    Failure to Thrive

    What is meant by the term “failure to thrive”?

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  • Possible Causes of Failure to Thrive

    Possible Causes of Failure to Thrive

    What are some possible causes of the very general diagnosis of “failure to thrive”? At 7 weeks, our daughter is still 7.5 ozs below her birth weight and none of the “experiments” our doctor has tried have helped her…

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  • Frequent Feedings

    Frequent Feeding

    I’ve read your suggestions on improving a new mother’s chances of continuing the nursing relationship. I agree with you, except for one point with which I take issue. You, and my first son’s pediatrician, both recommend nursing no more…

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  • Benefits of Breastfeeding

    Benefits of Breastfeeding

    Recently, I met with top scientists at the FDA in Rockville, Maryland, discussing among other things, breastfeeding. It was their collective opinion that breastfeeding offered psychological nurturing benefits, but nothing more. No immunological factors, etc. Their logic was that…

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  • The Essential Components of Breast Milk

    The Essential Components of Breast Milk

    There are a number of breast milk components that are extremely beneficial to babies’ development. Many of these cannot be found in formula.

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