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.

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!

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.

“What we need is a food revolution, a total overhaul of our food system.”

This article appeared in a Women in Wellness series in Authority Magazine.
 
Over the dozen years since I established GetzWell Pediatrics in San Francisco, we have developed a highly successful and fundamentally different kind of medical approach, empowering parents with the information necessary to prevent disease — and even cure illness — largely by raising their awareness of food’s powerful impact on their children and its potential to both harm and to heal. But it really all started with a garden in the middle of Los Angeles in the 1960s.

Sleep Training: A Perspective by Dr. Nicole Glynn

Sleep is something that everyone needs. It is essential to restoring our bodies. Why then can it be so difficult to get children to sleep well?

Most parents worry about their child’s quality and quantity of sleep at some point and many get roped into elaborate bedtime routines that seem like they can take as long as the sleep itself. What I as a parent have found both among the families I work with and with my own kids is that some children are just genetically great sleepers. Now of course it isn’t all genetics. The habits parents instill are also really important.

Tylenol Revisited: It’s NOT as Benign as People Think – Especially During Pregnancy

What you choose to put in your body during pregnancy directly impacts your child’s health – and Tylenol (aka acetaminophen/paracetamol) is no exception. For decades Tylenol has been commercially endorsed as THE “go-to” over-the-counter pain reliever, with over 60% of women in the United States relying on it to alleviate aches and pains related to pregnancy. However, mounting evidence continues to underscore the potential short- and long-term health risks it poses to babies – before and after birth.