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Here's How To Know EXACTLY What Your Baby Can See
I hear it from patient’s all the time, “Dr. Wruble, how do I know EXACTLY what my baby can see?” Honestly, I typically tell them the best way to determine this is to check on their visual development by getting their first eye exam at 6 months old. Note: we recommend the InfantSEE program, a free, comprehensive infant eye exam...
Multivitamins for Children - Exactly What You Need To Know
Multivitamins are supplements that can be purchased over the counter. To our benefit, they mimic specific vitamins and minerals found naturally in whole foods. In my experience, many parents want to know if a daily multivitamin is necessary for their children. My answer to them depends on a few factors.  In the video below, Amanda Haney unveils what you need...
Hand expression of breast milk is a great way to get milk out of your breast without using a breast pump. It can be especially helpful with early breast stimulation after birth, if you experience engorgement, increasing your milk supply, or getting your baby interested in latching by putting a drop or two of milk on their lips. As...
What You Need To Know About Your Newborn's Stomach Size
When your baby is born, their stomach is the smallest it will be for their entire life! In fact, their stomach will slowly stretch over the first couple weeks of breastfeeding. Still, you may feel like your breasts aren’t producing a lot of milk. Or, you may feel like that your baby isn’t getting enough milk in the first few...
6 Steps For Getting a Comfortable & Effective Breastfeeding Latch
A latch is a position your baby’s mouth is in when attached to your breast for breastfeeding. A good, deep latch is often the answer to many discomforts associated with breastfeeding. As a result, your baby will get the most milk, with the least effort, and you can keep your nipples from becoming sore and raw with an effective latch. In...
Classroom school vision screenings.
If you have a school-aged child, you’re bound to one day receive a letter about school vision screenings. But what exactly does that screening entail? Is it enough to ensure the health and vision of your child’s eyes? Fortunately for you, I’m here to take the mystery out of school vision screenings and answer the questions that parents typically...
6 Easy Ways To Enhance Your Child's Health Without Them Knowing
There’s no other joy than raising a child. However, as parents know, it does come with challenges. For instance, encouraging your child to be physically, mentally, and socially healthy is tough. It’s hard enough to tell your child to make the better, healthier choice without getting a sigh. If they had it their way, they’d prefer to eat sweets, play...
6 Ways To Tell Your Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory is one of the new buzz words in therapy nowadays. The more obvious description for the term sensory is relating to the five commonly known senses: sight, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. This is a correct interpretation of the word, however, it includes much more, especially with regard to abnormal sensory functioning. Sensory Processing Disorder, also known as SPD,...
5 Signs Your Child Could Have a Learning-Related Vision Problem
The link between learning and vision cannot be overstated. In fact, research shows that 80% of learning happens through vision! This means that a vision problem can cause major setbacks for your child’s success in school. As a result, this can lead to frustration and poor self-esteem. If your children are performing below their potential in school, look for these...
Ripple Pea Milk Review
When searching for non-dairy milk, there are the usual suspects: soy, rice, almond, and coconut or a blend. A relatively new product is giving shoppers a vegan, nut, gluten, and soy-free, dairy alternative: pea milk. Green peas are legumes that contain protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. A nutrition-packed food, to say the least. When made into milk,...