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March 15, 2018 | Samira Armin, MD, FAAP

In today’s society of on-the-go parenting, it is common to purchase bottles, bottle nipples and feeding accessories for babies. Parents have many choices, so it can become challenging to know what to buy and exactly how to clean items. Sometimes, a period of trial and error is necessary before settling on a type of bottle and cleaning system. 

Newborns and infants have under-developed immune systems and need to drink from clean bottles. They are vulnerable to infections by viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi, which can all lead to illness. Germs can grow quickly if breast milk or formula is added to a partially used bottle that...

March 13, 2018 | Elizabeth Adkins, LMSW

In August 2017, our community was devastated with catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. Our families at Texas Children’s were already facing worries about their children in the hospital, and the chaos outside piled on even more troubles. Is my home OK? Will I be able to drive my car? Are my loved ones safe? So many questions loomed over their heads, bringing a sense of helplessness and inability to take action. 

Harvey hit the city quickly with an unprecedented force, pushing our social workers to jump into action and put their capabilities to the ultimate test. Thankfully, identifying...

March 12, 2018 | Andrew Weil, MD, Tamir Miloh, MD

We’ve been working with in an effort to show families how healthy eating can be attainable, palatable and enjoyable to make, and we’re eager to share the first original recipe video they crafted in collaboration with 10Ben and Video by Robot.

Kale guacamole


  • 4 oz. kale (blanched, dried and minced)
  • 1 poblano pepper (...
March 09, 2018 | Deidra Schaub, mother of patient

The past seven months have given me plenty of time and space to contemplate. One lesson from last year stands out, and serves as an umbrella for many other lessons. The fact is, we never truly know what others are going through. It takes effort and selflessness to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. I spent half of last year, and continue to be, immersed in a hidden world where you will see deep pain in more than one person’s face and feel an accompanying fear every single day. And in the next step, on the next face, you’ll see joy and feel a hope so true that you’ll question whether you’ve ever known either.

One day at the end of...

March 08, 2018 | Stanley W. Spinner, MD

The first year of your child’s life is filled with rapid growth and weight gain. It’s normal for new parents to wonder if their child is growing normally. Whether you’re breastfeeding or formula feeding, closely monitoring your child’s feeding habits can help you determine their progress.


During the first weeks of life, your child should be feeding every two to three hours. Nursing mothers should estimate 15-20 minutes on the first side, and 20-30 minutes on the second, sometimes longer. Nursing mothers should focus their attention on how much time they’re spending nursing rather than just on the amount...