Tag Archives: infant

A scree on Andre Picard’s recent op ed…

I don’t think I’ve written a post in a while…more than a year?  I’ve been busy.  But something recently inspired me to come out of my “retirement,” and that something was Andre Picard’s piece in the Globe and Mail, “It’s time to stop treating pregnancy like a disease.” It is so egregious, so ignorant and […]

research vs the news – are c/s and formula babies really doomed?

You might have seen a study in the news that looked at the gut contents of babies that were born by caesarean section vs vaginally and that were breastfed or formula fed.  For those that misssed it, here are some links: CBC article Globe and Mail Winnepeg free press Toronto Star I guess it was […]

Grandparents vs the IOC

Some of the best advice I ever read regarding infant care was, “don’t participate in the developmental *lympics.”  And, no, I’m not going to type that word in full out of fear that the IOC will send me a cease and desist court order.  Following that advice, however, is easier said than done.  Especially when the […]

Pumping be gone…potential weaning ahead

When I went back to work, I partially weaned my son so that I was only nursing him first thing in the morning before I left and right before he went to bed.  I’ve been pumping right before I go to bed and mixing my milk with formula for him to drink at daycare the next day.  For the […]

Pain assessment in infants and young children

This last week has been hard on all of us.  And very very confusing. Our poor baby cut his first teeth.  You know how when you read an article about teething it mentions all these associated symptoms like diarrhea and diaper rash and fussiness and even potentially low grade fever?  Then it usually goes on […]