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10 Tips on Feeding Your Picky Eater

Originally posted on Well Child Chats:
Your baby had a great appetite.  Happily ate everything.  Tried lots of flavors and foods.  Then your baby became a toddler.  Suddenly meals feel like a horrible battle.  Sound familiar? Picky eating is very common, especially in toddlers and pre-schoolers. After the first year of life, a toddler’s appetite decreases quite…

Domestic Violence: Making a Safety Plan

Originally posted on Well Child Chats:
Violence in the home is a reality that continues to threaten the lives of both adults and children. There is never a justification for domestic violence and abuse.  It just shouldn’t happen.  Period. Often times, there are multiple factors that make it difficult for the victim to leave the…

Recent Changes to Vaccine Recommendations

Originally posted on Well Child Chats:
Vaccinations are a cornerstone in prevention and public health.  Ongoing research continues to maximize the role of vaccines in protecting individuals and populations at large from previously common illnesses. The American Academy of Pediatrics has released its 2012 update on vaccinations.  Review of the evidence from recent vaccine studies has led…

Prevent Obesity: 5 Tips for Healthy Eating

Originally posted on Well Child Chats:
As parents, we all work hard to feed our children well.  We all go through stages of worrying whether our children eat too much or too little.  We all wonder at times if they are getting enough nutrition. On the flip side, sometimes life feels too overwhelming to pay much…