breastfeeding Benefits

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Many mothers choose to breastfeed their infants, and there are many benefits to choosing this route. While alternatives to breastfeeding certainly exist and are in some cases necessary for babies with milk allergies and other medical concerns, the benefits of breastfeeding are undeniable. If you are expecting a baby in the near future or recently

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Diaper Rash

Treating and Preventing Diaper Rash

What Is Diaper Rash? Diaper rash is a very common condition. It develops as a red, splotchy rash to your baby’s bottom or red, scaly skin in or near the genital area. These rashes grow in moist, warm places, making the area under your baby’s diaper the perfect breeding ground. The affected area may be

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Teething Baby Franklin

Five Tips to Help Your Teething Baby

Has your baby become more irritable? Has she or he started drooling more? Sleeping less than usual? Chewing or gumming everything? Your baby is probably teething! This can be a hard time not just for baby, but for you as well. Your baby can get their first tooth as early as three months or they

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Infant Nutrition Guide - Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Nutrition Guide for 6-12 Month Olds

The most important thing to remember when considering nutrition for your child is that children eat food not calories. Many parents make their job harder than it should be by forcing their child to eat either the “right” foods or the “right” amount. A parent’s job is simply to provide appropriate balanced nutrition which means offering the right foods not forcing them.

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Infant Food Allergies - Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Food Allergies

Food allergies are more common in young children (five percent in kids under three years of age) than in adults and identifying potential food allergies is easier if foods are introduced one at a time. Food allergies present in a variety of ways from itchy rashes, to abdominal complaints (pain, vomiting, diarrhea), to swelling of the lips or mouth, or to life threatening reactions (more common with peanut or shellfish).

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