Newborn Care information from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a premier pediatrics practice in San Francisco, California.

Newborn Care

Newborn Care information from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a premier pediatrics practice in San Francisco, California.

What Toys Babies Need, According to a San Francisco Pediatrician

Dr. Julia Getzelman is often asked, “what toys do babies need?” According to Dr. Getzelman, pediatrician and founder of GetzWell Personalized Pediatrics in San Francisco, what babies most need in the first two years is attuned parenting, or attuned caregiving. What is Attuned Parenting? Attuned parenting involves being responsive to the baby’s emotions. For example, […]

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When To Choose a Pediatrician

When is the Best Time to Find a Pediatrician? While most of us only think about choosing a pediatrician towards the end of pregnancy, there are many health benefits gained from working with the right pediatrician before pregnancy.  Prepare your Body for your Best Pregnancy We recommend choosing your pediatrician before you get pregnant. GetzWell

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4 Essential Steps to Support Your Baby’s Brain Development…in the Womb!

We all want our children to have the best start in life. But how can you set your child up for success….right from the very beginning?

 

Supporting your baby’s healthy brain development starts while they’re still in the womb! Even though they haven’t entered the world yet, your baby is growing and developing in amazing ways.

 

That’s why it’s so important to foster a healthy environment for your little one during pregnancy.

 

So whether you hope your child will become an Olympic swimmer, CEO, or talented artist… Having a healthy pregnancy experience will actually support your baby’s brain development. It’s no guarantee to get them into Harvard…but it’s a start!

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Top 5 New Parent Questions

Q:  My baby is 5 days old and is having diarrhea. A:  After the first few days of life when your baby passes meconium that is very dark and sticky, it’s normal for your newborn’s poop to begin to be very watery and seem like diarrhea. Breast fed infants, in particular, have stools that are

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When breastfeeding moms are sick, is it safe for them to continue to nurse their babies?

The good news is that even if you are a nursing mom who becomes sick, breast feeding is very safe AND beneficial for babies. With all viral illnesses, your baby will have been exposed to the virus by the time you notice symptoms. The best thing you can do in ordinary times (pre-COVID) is to continue to breast feed if you feel up to it. In fact, your breast milk contains illness-specific antibodies that offer protection to your baby. During COVID-living, things are a bit more complicated as we want to prevent the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to baby.

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Zantac Pulled from Shelves due to Probable Cancer Causing Contaminant: What does this mean for me and my family?

For years, Zantac (the brand name for the drug ranitidine) and generic equivalents have been marketed as a safe, effective way of alleviating reflux, better known as heartburn. Millions have used this product to suppress reflux…but in recent days, CVS, Walgreens and other retailers have pulled these products from their shelves and in Canada the drug has been recalled.

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