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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...
Regular milk at the grocery store.
Does your baby get sick after feeding? Are they having a hard time tolerating your breast milk or formula? If so, they may have a cow’s milk allergy. In the video below, Amanda Haney goes over what you need to know about babies that develop cow's milk allergy. https://youtu.be/uzzzmqGz5jU If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is...
10 Alternatives To Candy For Your Trick-or-Treaters
Sometimes I feel like there is candy, cookies, and cake around every corner. In fact, school birthdays, family parties, team snack bags, and all the holidays seem to drown our children in sweets. Eating excess amounts of added sugar not only contributes to the obesity epidemic but also can damage your heart. So, this Halloween, instead of grabbing a...
5 Reasons Every Toddler Should Get an Eye Exam
If you have a young child who hasn’t started school yet, you may not have thought about eye exams. However, now is the perfect time to get your little one’s eyes checked to make sure they are in good health and your child is seeing properly. Here are 5 reasons every toddler should get an eye exam: 1) To help...
The Importance of Oral Hygiene During Childhood
You might think there's time to teach your sweet baby about oral hygiene. After all, baby teeth don't matter as much, and surely you don't have to worry about one or two teeth, right? Nope. A baby's first tooth is a milestone for many reasons. Teaching your little one to care about their teeth is your job as a...
What is a lactation consultant?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, or IBCLC, is a healthcare professional that has completed college coursework relating to the human body and has completed an accredited training program with an evidence-based curriculum and hands-on clinical practice. In this video, Sarah Trinajstich is going to review what you need to know about lactation consultants. https://youtu.be/yoUuRjYqw7g If you don’t like the video or...