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Why Does My Child Snore? Is it Normal?

Why Does My Child Snore? Is it Normal?

  Hopefully well before your child has his first birthday, he will be sleeping through the night. Perhaps you have established some cozy bedtime rituals, or perhaps you suffered through some variation of ‘sleep training’. However you got there, if your child is sleeping through the night, then mission accomplished. Or is it? Don’t close […]

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Green Child Magazine

Green Child Magazine

How Do I Know If My Child Has Allergies? by Nina L. Shapiro, MD “It must be allergies.” How often do parents hear that? Very. But is it really the answer to all things stuffy and runny? Maybe yes, but maybe no. Presence or absence of allergies is oftentimes puzzling for parents. Especially nowadays, where […]

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Is It A Cold or Allergies?

Is It A Cold or Allergies?

It’s that time of year where we,as parents,sometimes need to determine whether our child has a bad cold or whether it could it be some type of allergy. In an effort to help answer that question,Dr. Nina Shaprio has offered to share her expertise on this subject. Nina L. Shapiro,M.D.,Director of Pediatric Ear,Nose,and Throat at […]

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Ask the Experts: Breastfeeding and breathing benefits for your baby

Ask the Experts: Breastfeeding and breathing benefits for your baby

Clearing the air for your newborn: Breastfeeding can help
 In a perfect world, breastfeeding would be easy and come naturally to everyone, and all newborns would be exclusively breastfed for the first year of life. This is, of course, not a perfect world, and the debate on breastfeeding has become political, medical, and, even worse, […]

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Take a deep breath…and clear the air for your baby

Take a deep breath…and clear the air for your baby

I thought I knew plenty about newborns. But I didn’t know that they areobligate nasal breathers, which means they cannot breathe through their mouths until they are around four months old. I also didn’t really ever understand how to use saline solution to clear a new baby’s nose. (Four kids, and I never learned this? […]

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Helping Parents Breathe Easier

Helping Parents Breathe Easier

        New book by head of UCLA’s pediatric ear, nose and throat medicine, answers common questions about respiratory issues in children, newborn to five years. First-time parents of a newborn sometimes obsess over the baby’s breathing. They watch the tiny chest move rhythmically up and down for hours, fearful of a change […]

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Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath

        Baby’s Breath Published: 12/15/2011 by Christina Elston A Guide To the Ins and Outs Of Infant Airways What parent hasn’t stood over their sleeping infant in awe, marveling at the tiny hands, the little nose and ears, and just watching him breathe? Despite the fact that she has Mom’s eyes or […]

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How to Minimize Antibiotic Overuse In Kids with Upper Respiratory Illnesses

How to Minimize Antibiotic Overuse In Kids with Upper Respiratory Illnesses

By Nina L. Shapiro, MD Contributing Writer – Vol. 12, No. 4. Winter, 2012 Infants and children can easily develop up to 10 respiratory illnesses per year. Most of these are viral, and will often run their course with basic supportive measures. Alas, these seemingly ‘basic’ measures seem to have become little known to the […]

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Infant carriers: How to keep your baby safe and cozy

Infant carriers: How to keep your baby safe and cozy

Infant carriers: How to keep your baby safe and cozy Infant carriers, be they sacks, slings or structured packs, are wonderful ways to keep a baby close to your body, whether you are a mom, dad or a loving caregiver. The physical closeness that these carriers provide allows a baby to feel similar to how […]

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Made For Mums

Made For Mums

Can a newborn have asthma? In a sneak preview of the yet-to-be-released book ‘Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child’, your worries over your newborn baby’s breathing, wheezing and whether she has asthma are explored. Posted: 4 October 2011 by Cassandra Kempster-Roberts Your newborn baby’s breathing In early January […]

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