Resources

The Guide to Drowsy Driving

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There are so many things that distract us from driving safely and the last thing it should be is secondary to sleepiness. The crash statistics paint an undeniable picture. The article below explains what the risk factors are and what could be done to promote good sleep and thus decrease the likelihood of accidents.  So whether you are […]

Fall Daylight Savings Time

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Daylight Savings Time…It is here again. This idea was proposed long ago when the thought was that if we changed the clocks back an hour, and it would be darker earlier, people would go to sleep earlier and it would save energy (eg, burning of candles for light, using electricity, etc). For something that may […]

FED is BEST

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Back in the day (the 1930’s), formula was what mothers were told to feed their infant babies. Since then (the 1960’s) research has come out to indicate that ‘breast is best’ and mothers should be feeding their babies breast milk rather than formula because of the nutritional value of breastmilk and the bonding that it provides mother […]

The Dreaded Spring Daylight Savings Time

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Daylight Savings Time (DST) is upon us. Regardless of any benefit or not to our world because of DST, it definitely can wreak havoc on your child’s sleep. You will be setting your clocks forward so if it is 7pm, the clock should read 8pm. There are two ways in which to resolve the issue […]

How Do You Know When Your Child is Ready to Stop Napping?

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This is a question I get daily. Most parents are ready to eliminate the nap not necessarily because they want to but because they are tired of fighting with their child for that nap so they assume, ‘my child must not need it’. That couldn’t be more untrue. A lot of times the nap is dropped secondary to going […]

How an Early Bedtime Can Have Lasting Effects on Kids

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What time do your kids get to bed and how old are they? See below to see how much sleep is ideal for your child to not only decrease their risk of obesity but also their mental functionality during the day. Not only does adequate sleep create a foundation for your children to be able […]

AAP’s Parent’s Guide to Safe Sleep.

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About one in five sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths occur while an infant is in the care of someone other than a parent. Many of these deaths occur when babies who are used to sleeping on their backs at home are then placed to sleep on their tummies by another caregiver. We call this […]

Increased incidence of infant death secondary to improper sleep conditions!

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As a pediatrician, I have seen many and heard (from colleagues) of deaths of infants from poor sleeping environments. And, these deaths are not all occurring in poorly educated, low socioeconomic background families. A lot of these deaths are occurring in families that are from highly educated, well-informed individuals conscientiously making a decision to co-sleep with their babies and […]

The 2016 Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Guide is here!

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This Pregnancy and Postpartum Support guide is a must have! The Pregnancy and Postpartum Support guide for Baton Rouge will answer all of the questions a new mother may have such as: Where should I give birth? Who will help me? What photographer should I use? Where should I shop? What gifts are available locally to send […]

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