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Everywhere you look you see information about how breastfeeding leads to healthy children. There is no doubt breastfeeding is wonderful, but you can absolutely raise a healthy baby without breastfeeding. Many women raise incredibly happy, healthy babies by feeding them formula or alternative options.   Can We Really Raise Healthy Children Without Breastfeeding? The simple … Continue reading “Healthy Children Don’t Always Start with Breastfeeding”

When searching for a pediatrician, nobody is out there hunting for the most mediocre one they can find. How do you know what to look for in a quality pediatrician? What are the signs? Educated? Professional? Check. Then what? To find the best pediatricians in Houston, you have to find ones that consider you as … Continue reading “The Best Pediatricians in Houston Do these Four Things”

There is no greater decision than whom to trust with your child’s healthcare and development.  You need an experienced pediatrician who may recognize an obscure symptom, but you also need someone who can soothe them when they are sick or scared.  What are some of the characteristics that make the difference?  An experienced pediatrician could … Continue reading “Four Traits of an Experienced Pediatrician”

Years ago, a friend of mine referred me to a new clinic. She told me there is nothing like hearing your kid’s doctor speak to them in their native tongue. I was intrigued as I had never thought of language as a factor of health. I quietly made an appointment, and have not regretted the … Continue reading “What I Love about My Kid’s Doctor”

You are not going to trust the care of your child to just anybody. The question is, how can you tell if the healthcare professional attending to your child is providing the quality medical care you are expecting? Talking to other parents and finding out who they are using and what their experiences have been … Continue reading “5 Signs of Quality Medical Care for Children”

The American lifestyle has wreaked havoc on all of society, but it has truly had an adverse impact on our children. Childhood obesity is at an all-time high. There was a time that when kids were awake they were only in the house for meals, chores and homework. Otherwise they were outside enjoying the fresh … Continue reading “Healthy Children Eat Healthy Foods”

Every day there are more reports about how our environment is affecting our health. Pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, GMOs, over-processed foods, chemical additives in everything – the list is lengthy and it continues to grow. Enter a newborn life, and as parents you now have big choices to make. You are armed with much more information … Continue reading “Making Natural Choices in Infant Care”

If you have trouble remembering which vaccines your child has already received, you are not alone. Keeping up with vaccines can be daunting. Keeping the records of your child(ren)’s vaccines together and handy at a moment’s notice is not something that most people can admit. Fortunately, there is a system that you can use which … Continue reading “The Vaccine Registry’s Function and Purpose”

Do as I say and not as I dowas never a good way to teach kids. What they actually get is more like I can’t hear what you’re saying because your actions are speaking so loudly! This is especially true when it comes to how kids develop good health habits. As a parent, you are … Continue reading “How Kids Develop Good Health Habits”

What is the Difference Between Nurses and Nurse Practitioners?


There is a distinct difference between nurses and nurse practitioners. Although the former is highly trained and a medical professional, the latter has even more training, experience and authority. A nurse practitioner can also provide diagnosis and make necessary referrals for more severe medical conditions. A pediatric practice that employs nurse practitioners aims to provide … Continue reading “What is the Difference Between Nurses and Nurse Practitioners?”