How to Decide Whether to Circumcise Your Baby Boy

One of our Expert Mommies, Dr. Cara Natterson, M.D. is featured in this informative video on circumcision. It’s a heated debate and each of these experts provides different opinions on the topic.

We decided to do it but were biased by religious and cultural reasons. Although I don’t regret the decision, I’m glad I don’t have to decide again!

What about you, moms of boys?

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How to Handle a Child’s Injury

jesseAs a pediatrician and a mom, I understand that one of the toughest experiences of parenthood is having a child who’s been hurt. Whether it’s a deep gash, or something much more serious, it can throw parents and kids for a loop. While pediatricians know that injury prevention is the best “medicine,” the sad truth is that kids still do get hurt- lots of them- even with the most vigilant parents. In fact, 9.2 million children are treated in an emergency room for an injury each year, making it equally important for parents to know how to handle what happens after the injury.

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How to Make Tough Choices: Immunization

Recently, we had the chance to interview Dr. Rachel Orscheln, M.D., a pediatric infectious disease doctor regarding vaccinations and their impact on childhood diseases. Her research is compelling. She describes the significant decrease in childhood illness and death due to common infections attributable to vaccination. She also explains how those that choose to selectively vaccinate pose a risk, not just to themselves but also to their community… because they are often the cause of outbreaks.

On the one hand we have Dr. Orscheln’s research and on the other, the links between toxicity and what Dr. Kenneth Bock calls the “new childhood epidemics” of autism, ADHD, asthma and allergies. [Read more…]