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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...
Male Infant Circumcision - Making the Case For and Against This Procedure
As a parent, you have a very important decision to make in regards to the circumcision of your son. When a male infant is born, their penis is covered with a hood of skin that covers its head. Circumcision is a surgical procedure that is done to remove the foreskin. Usually, it is performed a day or two after...
Kids & Contact Lenses - 4 Expert Recommendations
Contact lenses are a great way to for people of all ages to have clear, comfortable vision. Therefore, it’s no surprise that parents with children who want contact lenses have a lot of questions! Here are a few of the most common questions I'm asked about kids and contact lenses. In the video below, Dr. Rachael Wruble discusses what parent's need...
The ABCs of Raising Healthy and Happy Children
As parents, we undoubtedly want the best for our children. But raising children to be healthy and happy can be a real challenge in today's crazy world! We want them to wear the most beautiful clothes, attend the best schools, be at the top of their classes, and simply be happy. But c'mon, let's face it, no matter how hard we...
RXBAR Review
The protein bar industry is booming as the desire for healthy convenience continues to rise! Many grab-and-go “nutrition” products contain a hodge-podge of strange ingredients - foreign to everyone except a chemist or food scientist. This brings about the question: what’s healthy and what’s not? Enter RXBAR - the protein bar for minimalists. Owned by Kellogg, the company shamelessly...
Kids in the Kitchen - How To Raise Healthy Eaters
I hear it from parents all the time “my child just doesn’t want to eat the foods I make!” Truth be told, mealtime with kids can feel like a constant battle. Personally, I like to work with families to make mealtime an interactive activity that can help your child to grow up to be healthier. In the video below, Amanda...