The new school year is fast approaching and kids around the country are getting their supply lists for the classroom. One item not on their list – but that should be a top priority – is an updated vaccination record. Learn more about vaccination records and find a Baptist Health pedriatrician near you today.
Your child’s healthiest, happiest life begins with prevention – and immunizations play a critical role in protecting people from illness and disease. Learn more about why you need to make sure your child gets their vaccinations, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recommended immunization schedule you should follow.
You want your kids to fill up on healthy food, but it can be hard to make them put down the chicken nuggets in favor of more wholesome options. Help even your pickiest eater get the nutrition they need with these healthy versions of three popular kid-friendly recipes: strawberry shakes, cookies and mac and cheese.
Arkansas has one of the highest rates of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, in the country, with the condition affecting nearly 15% of our population. Though ADHD can present significant hurdles for those with the condition, many of them live productive, healthy lives through a variety of treatment options.
An individual is diagnosed with ADHD when he or she displays at least six out of the nine (five out of nine for individuals 17 and older) symptoms of either inattention type ADHD or hyperactivity-impulsivity type ADHD over a period of six months or longer within at least two settings, such as home and school/work. Read on to learn more about the symptoms of ADHD and find out if you or someone you care for may need a professional evaluation.
A baby who breastfeeds well cues (shows readiness) for feedings, is in a good feeding position, latches-on (attaches) deeply at the breast, and moves milk forward from the breast and into his or her mouth. It is also comfortable for the mother.
A baby has to wake up and let his or her mother know that he or she wants to eat. This is called showing feeding cues. A baby should show he or she is hungry 8 to 12 times in a 24-hour period. Watch your baby and begin breastfeeding when you see your baby: