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At what age is it acceptable to allow a child to keep their “lovey” (small blanket or stuffed animal) with them in the crib?

At what age is it acceptable to allow a child to keep their “lovey” (small blanket or stuffed animal) with them in the crib? Babies should not have pillows, stuffed animals etc in the bassinet, crib or bed with them until they are 1 and a half […]

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If a baby is premature, what type of diet should the parents provide? Is it better to breastfeed?

If a baby is premature, what type of diet should the parents provide? Is it better to breastfeed? Thank you for your question. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, providing breast milk for a premature or seriously ill newborn may be a challenge, but it is […]

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Choosing healthcare and insurance for a toddler

I would like to know about how long would I need to go to college after I finish high school. I’m currently a junior, and looking for a college so I can study nursing. I would also like to know what would be the best option for […]

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Do you find it easy to work with babies?

Do you find it easy to work with babies? Thank you for your question. When deciding on a career in pediatrics, it is important to identify your interest and decide if you are interested in caring for children. A pediatrician is a physician who is primarily concerned […]

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What are the requirements of becoming a pediatrician and what can pediatricians do for a premature baby?

What are the requirements of becoming a pediatrician and what can pediatricians do for a premature baby? Thank you for your question. A pediatrician is a physician who is primarily concerned with the health, welfare and development of children. In order to become a pediatrician, training includes […]

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What is a nutrition diet you can take during pregnancy?

What is a nutrition diet you can take during pregnancy? Thank you for your questions. Prenatal care is extremely important during pregnancy. An obstetrician is a physician that specializes in pregnancy and child birth. If you do not have an obstetrician, you can go to the American […]

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What are your recommendations for children with thrush attending classroom care?

  My question is regarding thrush. It is not on the DHEC Exclusion list for child care centers, and all of the research we have done seems to point to it not being very contagious. However, we recently had three children in our 6mos-12 mos class have […]

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It is Never too Early to Encourage Children to Make Healthy Food Choices

I have several toddler parents who are concerned about their two year olds weight. They have asked me to only give one serving of fruit at lunch and no bread. These children are so hungry by lunch time and they love the fruit especially. We serve canned […]

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The Greatest Risks from Immunizations Actually Come When Children Are Not Immunized

I hear so many stories about the dangers of immunizations. How do I know if they are safe? Vaccines available today are safer than ever and have virtually eradicated many illnesses.  Before a vaccine is approved, it goes through rigorous testing for safety and effectiveness. While some […]

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Breast Milk Contains the Ideal Balance of Nutrients for Your Baby

I gave a classroom tour to a pregnant mom who is very young. I was encouraging her to come in after the baby was born to breast feed or to feel free to send in breast milk and she looked at me as if I was crazy. […]

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