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Child wearing sunglasses while running
Does your kid spend a lot of time running around and playing outdoors? If you're like most parents, you probably lather them up with suntan lotion every couple of hours, right? Especially since there's nothing worse than getting a bad sunburn. But what about their eyes? Does your child have sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun? The truth is, most parents...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Breast Engorgement - How To Prevent (& Survive) This Painful Condition
Breastfeeding, although a miraculous journey for you and baby, can be a real challenge. Whether you are a new mom or a mom of many, delivering a baby is emotionally and physically exhausting! Now that your baby is here, your worries may have shifted to if they’re going to easily latch or if your breasts will become engorged. As...
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...
4 Signs Your Baby Is Hungry (& Needs To Be Fed)!
Learning your new baby’s hunger cues is very important for “on-demand” or “cue-based” breastfeeding.  In the video below, Sarah Trinajstich discusses 4 signs you should look for to tell if your baby is hungry. https://youtu.be/LEznhaZ37nM If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is "cue-based" breastfeeding? While it can take time to learn, cue-based feeding is the method of...
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...