Screen for cardiac disease before treatment
Newly recognized category of eating disorder gives doctors tools to diagnose children who have a different motivation to limit food intake
MCH Developmental Pediatrician addresses breast ‘addiction’ in toddlers
Ensuring a mother’s proper nutrition while breastfeeding is essential to making sure her baby gets the best nourishment possible. However, many breastfeeding moms worry that what they eat or drink can pass into their breast milk and harm their child. There are many myths, misconceptions and a lot of downright misinformation about this topic, so it’s important to get the facts.
Breast milk is the best food source for newborn babies. Some mothers have questions about whether to breastfeed or to formula feed their babies. The Obstetrics and Gynecology specialists of the Royal Victoria Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) can provide information to new mothers and help them make the best choice for their families.
Kids have it made, right? They go to school, play for hours and their parents take care of most of their needs. How much stress could children possibly feel? Surprisingly, plenty.
Some types of anxiety are normal in childhood, such as anxiety in the presence of a stranger; separation anxiety, which occurs between 18 months and 3 years of age; fear of monsters, which appears around 4 to 6 years; and phobias (irrational fears of objects or situations), which are common and disappear on their own.
For most of us, the holiday season means happy times. However, for children of divorced parents, this time of year can be a real nightmare. To avoid putting your child in the middle of negotiations or unfriendly exchanges, and thus making the holidays synonymous with bad memories, follow this helpful advice to keep the magic in Christmas… and free of conflicts.
The first day of school. For some kids, it’s a very exciting day; they just walk through the school doors and never look back. But a good number of children are worried about this new experience and what to expect.