You’ve heard it time and time again: All babies need the traditional benefits of breast milk. But for preemies, the benefits are even more important — and in many cases, life saving. Premature babies, born at 37 weeks or earlier, are at a greater risk for having health problems early in life and can face […]
Babies are fussy at times, period. But, if your baby is excessively fussy, 1 common reason may be that she has an allergy or an intolerance to the protein found in cow’s milk, which is the basis for most commercial baby formulas — or a staple in mom’s diet. A milk allergy is common among infants. […]
The transition to solid foods is a milestone for your little one, adding some nutrition, variety and texture to her diet. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Sabrina Ben-Zion, MD, a pediatrician for Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Wadsworth, discusses when and how the transition should take place.
Celebrities, superheroes and childhood health concerns were on the minds of visitors to Akron Children’s YouTube channel in 2014. The channel recorded a record 213,318 views. Here are our top 10 most viewed videos for the year. 1. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 2. Second Set of Mono Mono Twins Arrive (WEWS) 3. Breastfeeding in Public 4. […]
When I first started working at Akron Children’s Hospital, I never thought I would become a patient. I’m an adult, so what place do I have as a patient? Well, everything changed in fall 2013 when I learned I was pregnant with twins.
Breastfeeding is a natural, healthy way to ensure infants have the nutrition they need to begin a lifetime of growth and development. In this video, Akron Children’s lactation consultant Liz Maseth is joined by several moms as they discuss the appropriateness and importance of breastfeeding outside the home.