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I ignored the advice of my daughter’s doctor

March 21, 2013 at 03:29

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Today on the BabyCenter Blog, I discussed how sometimes it is inappropriate for me to follow a doctor’s advice. Not all the time, just sometimes. But, I seem to have unwittingly given lots of paranoid mothers the rationale to not vaccinate their children. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. I intended to […]

If you had the chance to lecture 300 doctors, what would you say?

October 28, 2012 at 22:43

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Something worth celebrating!Something worth celebrating!

This month, I will address a conference of pediatricians in Hull, England. It will be the second time I’ve spoken at a conference, though the first time I was 23 and I delivered a paper on post-colonial literature. I can’t even remember the book I spoke on… so a very memorable speech then. One of […]

3 things I forgot about May, until I read this

September 10, 2012 at 22:10

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December 2010, a week before this post was published

Whaddya hear? Whaddya know? Three things I forgot about until I re-read this archive post from January 2010: How loudly May used to snort. That there ever was a pre-teething phase. The endless exercises we tried to help May hold something to her mouth. And, of course, that May is adorable. Never underestimate May’s superior […]

May’s new chair has arrived! So, why do I feel like this…

July 12, 2012 at 17:50

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I am your future.I am your future.

I should be celebrating. Woohoo! May’s new chair is here! After months of insisting, pleading and, finally, demanding – it is here. It is even adjusted so she can use it. It is comfortable. Her positioning is good. She seems to enjoy it – and she does not feel that way about all chairs. So, […]

The diet that could change your child’s life

June 2, 2012 at 23:30

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When your child takes all their food through a tube surgically implanted into their tummy, you have two choices of diet: 1. Supplement formula – like May takes in her bottle (a replacement meal in liquid form*) 2. There usually isn’t a second choice offered… unless, you are an intrepid parent who will try anything, […]