Monday, 1st September 2014

Love for your baby may come gradually.

Posted on 19. Sep, 2010 by in Inspire & Comfort, Parenting, Pregnancy and Birth, Psychology

Don’t be too concerned if you don’t fall in love with your baby right away. Often, it takes time. Negative feelings are normal; they don’t prevent bonding from happening.

Mixed feelings about pregnancy.

Posted on 19. Sep, 2010 by in Parenting, Pregnancy and Birth, Psychology

It’s normal to have mixed feelings about being pregnant, both for mothers and fathers. Having mixed feeligns doesn’t mean you’ll be a bad parent.

Building Healthy Bones

Posted on 28. Jul, 2010 by in Medical

Building Healthy Bones

Did you know that keeping salt and animal protein intake low and fruit and vegetable intake high is every bit as important?

Swimmer’s Ear — an infection of the ear canal, also known as the external ear.

Posted on 15. Jul, 2010 by in Medical

Swimmer’s Ear — an infection of the ear canal, also known as the external ear.

July is a bad time to go to a teaching hospital.  All of the interns, the first doctors who see your child, are fresh out of medical school.  (Actually, that’s not entirely true.  In my hospital, for instance, many of the interns have already done extensive training overseas; but that’s another story.)  In some ways, [...]

Constipated Babies

Posted on 15. Jul, 2010 by in Infant, Medical

Constipated Babies

A reader reminded me about a distressing topic which doesn’t get the attention it deserves.  I am referring to baby constipation.  There are only a few things that young babies really need to do.  Pooping is one of them.  (For those of you who prefer “ca-ca,” “BM,” or the ever-popular “number two,” please bear with [...]

Childhood Without Fear

Posted on 15. Jul, 2010 by in Psychology

Childhood Without Fear

I don’t know if the world is really more dangerous now than it was 30 years ago.  But I’m sure that it seems that way.  Our children are surrounded by threats: hurricanes, terrorists, internet pedophiles, nuclear-armed dictators, global warming.  Last week a mother told me that she was transferring her children to a new school [...]