The Safety Dos and Don’ts of Bathing Your Baby

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we firmly believe that the strength of the parent-physician relationship is critical to your baby’s health and well-being, and to your peace of mind. We consider ourselves collaborators in your baby’s care and together, we’ll take good care of your new little one. Bathing your newborn is one of those areas where

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How Discipline Ultimately Creates A Happier, Healthier Child

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As a parent, one of your jobs is to teach your child to respect others, obey authority, be kind to those older and younger, and share. In other words, to be a good person. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel strongly that appropriate discipline, along with plenty of praise, is an important component of helping your child develop

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6 Tips For Maintaining a Happy, Healthy Family

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel strongly that there is no perfect family, or even a “normal” one. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and have their unique ways of interacting with each other. However, something we’ve observed over the years is that healthy, well-functioning families tend to have several key characteristics in common:

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10 Easy Breakfast Recipes Your Kids Will Love

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Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we get asked this question a lot by our parents, and our answer is always a resounding yes. After a night of sleep, your child’s fuel tank is empty. To fill up that tank again, he/she needs a healthy breakfast containing

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Tips For Surviving Toddler Tantrums

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If there’s anything that might make parents regret having children, it’s tantrums. While tantrums are a normal part of child development and a natural response to anger, disappointment, frustration and a host of other strong emotions, they can be really hard to deal with, especially in a public place. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’ve dealt

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Video: Most Up-to-Date Information On Zika Virus

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In this very informative 27-minute video, Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, and Tiffany Werbin-Silver, MD, FACOG, OB/GYN with Westchester Health Associates, discuss the Zika virus, how it is contracted, how to avoid getting it, and how to get tested for it. Dr. Alan Siegel of Health iQ is the host. To watch

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Pediatricians’ Top Tips For a Healthy Breastfeeding Diet

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“What should I eat while breastfeeding?” “Should I be taking vitamins?” “How many calories per day should I be eating?” At Westchester Health Pediatrics, these are questions we hear a lot from our expecting moms. To help put their minds at ease (when they’ve got so many other things to think about with a baby

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How To Cope With Postpartum Depression

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You’ve just given birth to a wonderful, healthy baby and everyone’s ecstatic. Everyone, that is, except you. Are you having mood swings and bouts of unexplainable crying? Are you anxious, sad, irritable or unable to sleep? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these, you may be experiencing the “baby blues,” also known

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How to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

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One of the hardest things a pediatrician ever has to deal with is losing a baby we have cared for to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Yes, the parents are devastated, but we are greatly affected too. To do everything we can to prevent SIDS, we offer these guidelines for reducing the risks of this

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How To Know If Your Baby Is Developing In a Healthy Way

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If you’re a first-time parent, you’ve probably got lots of questions, and at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’re ready with lots of answers. One of the most common questions we hear from our new parents is, “Is my baby developing normally?” While there are wide variations of what is considered “normal,” we like to pass along

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