Posted by: Matthew Washam, MD, MPH on Nov 05, 2020


Flu season is here and flu vaccines are more readily available than ever before. You can obtain a flu shot at the grocery store, every corner drug store, community centers and certainly at your pediatrician’s office.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Overproduction of Breast Milk: Can Anything Be Done?

Nov 24, 2017

Women with too much milk may have just as many problems as women who don’t have enough and they might feel just as guilty about their supply, but for different reasons. These women shouldn’t have to suffer in silence. Read More

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Underproduction of Breast Milk: How to Increase Your Supply

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How much is “enough” breast milk? The answer is not a number, because it is different for each mother. “Enough” is the volume needed to feed your baby. Read More

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How to Calm a Fussy Baby

Aug 29, 2017

You’ve welcomed a new member into your family. Congratulations! As a mother I remember the excitement and joy of having a new baby, and I also remember the long nights I spent caring for my son. Parenthood is a wonderful and exhausting experience all at the same time. Read More

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Babies and Safe Sleep: Tips for Tired Parents

Jun 14, 2017

Becoming a new parent is exciting, overwhelming, and amazing all at once. And while we all parent differently, one thing is true no matter our parenting style – we all want to do what is best for our children. Read More

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Safe Sleep Questions: You Asked, We Answered

May 08, 2017

We asked if you had questions about newborn safe sleep practices on Facebook and you delivered! Here are the answers to some of your questions: My 6-week-old baby has bad acid reflux and starts spitting up about an hour after feeding…is it still safe to put him on his back? I’m getting Read More

Why Crawling is Important for Your Baby

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Crawling provides many great experiences for your child and helps develop and strengthen other areas. If you haven’t noticed your child beginning to creep or crawl by nine months, it may be time to follow up with your pediatrician or a physical therapist. Read More

Cleft Lip and Palate: Taking the Team Approach

Nov 11, 2016

Cleft lip and/or palate is the most common birth defect in the United States, affecting one of every 700 babies born, which means, on average, 16 babies are born every day in this country with a cleft. Read More

Feeding an Infant with Cleft Lip and Palate

Nov 09, 2016

eeding a newborn baby is one of the first joys, or potential challenges, when welcoming a new bundle of joy into the family. For infants with cleft lip and/or palate, feeding is often a significant hurdle to overcome. Read More