The American Academy of Pediatrics is publishing updated recommendations on car safety seats, but the real-world impact on how parents should use the seats in vehicles will be minimal. In the updated policy statement, “Child Passenger Safety,” and an accompanying technical report, to be published in the November 2018 issueRead More →

It has been a wonderful week reflecting on how having a doula has affected my most recent experience at giving birth, and celebrating World Doula week with women and men around the world who lend themselves to the support of motherhood, giving birth, postpartum support and the like. Spiltmilk hasRead More →

Recently, Physicians at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford a top-ranked children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, with more than 60 locations across Northern California and 100 locations in the U.S. western region, performed open-heart surgery without a blood transfusion for the smallest infant ever to undergo such aRead More →

I’m sure it’s happened to most of us, your kid is sick so you err on the side of caution, call the triage nurse or take them into the pediatrician only to be told it’s viral aka a cold and keep the kid comfortable with a humidifier and Motrin andRead More →

We all know that the arrival of a baby in the family will mean frequent pediatrician visits, even if only for the well child visits to make sure the children are on “target”. I’ve also found that these visits tend to feel like parent teacher conferences and you’re the studentRead More →