By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP In the hospital you have lots of help—nurses, lactation consultants and doctors—all at your beck and call. Then comes the time to take your little one home. You’ve read the “must-have” books, subscribed to
By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP It’s 2 am. Your first night home from the hospital. The baby is crying and you’re exhausted. Is she hungry, wet, tired…aaahhh! You’ve read all the must-have parenting books.
Stay hydrated (keep a water bottle within reach while nursing). Eat a balanced diet (about 500 calories more than you ate before pregnancy…yummy!). Breastfeed regularly. Pump it up (pump an extra morning feed if you have time). Get enough
By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD Big Macs and Big Gulps. PlayStation 2 and TiVo. Fast food nutrition and couch potato fitness are super-sizing our kids. Studies show that more than 30 percent of America’s school-age children are
Eating Right—No excuses! By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP It’s no surprise that America’s kids are super-sized. I see it everyday in my office—children living on fast food nutrition and couch potato fitness. And these overweight children are
While breastfeeding can admittedly seem demanding because of the significant time commitment required (believe me, I know!), the benefits are well documented and the experience is priceless. Mother’s milk provides immunity against bacteria and viruses (less sick time for your
By Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann Stuffy noses, coughs and sore throats. Why does it seem like your children are sick all winter long? Is it safe to send them to school? Are they contagious? When should
By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD and Candace Remer, MD Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness, causing almost 2 million emergency room visits and more than 5,000 deaths each year. Allergies affect millions of children and if untreated,