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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

Understanding Formula Choices

Understanding Formula Choices

When other moms in a mother’s support group recently told my friend her use of formula to supplement her breast milk was like “feeding him fast food when you should be feeding organic,” I was shocked. Maybe I shouldn’t have been – because parents receive unsolicited advice and criticism from all sides. READ MORE
7 Tips to Calm Back to School Jitters

7 Tips to Calm Back to School Jitters

Be it kindergarten, middle school or high school, the start of school can cause jittery feelings in our kids. I have seen it in my own kids and in kids I see in my office. They have a certain edginess in the last weeks of summer induced by a mix of excitement and nerves. READ MORE
The Big Deal About Breastfeeding

The Big Deal About Breastfeeding

Recently, a couple came to see me for their first baby’s 2-week checkup. They were happy and tired. The baby was beautiful and gaining weight well. The mom reported that breastfeeding was going well – her milk was in, nipples did not hurt, and the baby seemed to have got the hang of feeding just fine!  READ MORE