Month: January 2018

PUMPING TIPS FOR THE WORKING MOM

A breast pump is a working, lactating woman’s best friend. Like your cell phone, you simply don’t leave home without it. One morning with my last baby, I was in a rush to feed the baby, get ready, get kids dropped off to school, and make it on time to work. I got to clinic and realized I had forgotten my pump. I was filled with dread. Going home would put me way behind (and running behind drives me crazy), but the prospect of not pumping all day is like being told you can’t go to the bathroom all...

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CLOGGED TEAR DUCTS: A COMMON CAUSE OF GOOPY EYES IN NEWBORNS

I woke up this morning to find my baby’s left eye gooped shut. I probably would have been tempted to take her in thinking it was pink eye or something serious, but I’ve seen this a million times in clinic. It was a simple case of “nasolacrimal duct stenosis” (a.k.a., a clogged tear duct). I figured that if we’re dealing with it, so are other parents of newborns. Hopefully I can save you an unnecessary trip to the doctor’s office. What is nasolacrimal duct stenosis? The nasolacrimal duct is the drain that runs from inner corner of the eye to...

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Dr. Monica Wonnacott


I'm a pediatrician and a mom. PediatricAnswers.com is my blog where parents can get the straight scoop on their child's health, largely based on my experience in the office and at home. I don't diagnose on the site, so please don't ask. These are just my opinions. Use this site as a resource. And trust your parent gut.

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