Baby Care Basics Part 4!

 Welcome back to part 4 of Baby Care Basics. This week the topic is about safety along with tips and important information to remember when taking your baby places, or your baby being around people and things to be made aware of as well. Below we have attached an image regarding safety and things to look out for along with safety necessities to know of! Have a great rest of your week!  -ADM Parham Pediatrics Team

Baby Care Basics Part 3!

Welcome back to Part 3 of Baby Care Basics! This week we'll cover feeding and important information to keep in mind. We understand sometimes there may be difficulties with your baby latching or accepting milk. It is completely normal, and it is important to remember that your pediatrician is there to help you through this process whether they recommend you to give them baby formular or different ways they may recommend. Below we've attached an image regarding feeding and important facts to remember! Don't forget to reach out to your pediatrician with any question. Have a great rest of your week!  -ADM Parham Pediatrics Team

Baby Care Basics Part 2!

Welcome back to part 2 of Baby Care Basics. This weeks post is about the importance of taking care of yourself as the mother.  While it is very important to take care of your baby you must also remember that your health is a priority as well. Remember taking care of your needs is vital in order to properly take care of your baby!  Below there is a photo attached with some tips and important reminders to do in order to maintain your self and health! Have a great rest of your week!  -ADM Parham Pediatrics Team

Baby Care Basics Part 1!

Welcome to a new series of Baby Care Basics. Where there will be a weekly post related to the basics of baby care from the beginning of when they're born to when you're taking them home and important things to look out for!  Today we'll be sharing part one of the basics: in the hospital and after birth!  So you just gave birth and you're wondering what vaccines they need right? Well, then you found the right spot.  Below is attached a photo of the vaccines your baby needs after they're born. If you're ever concerned or confused about anything related to your baby, do not hesitate to reach out to your pediatrician for help and additional tips and information. Have a great rest of your week!  -ADM Parham Pediatrics Team

Ear Infections

Ear Infections are pretty common and can happen at any given moment. Therefore, it is important to know how to go about it and how to treat it, as well as signs to look out for! Symptoms to look for: Ear Pain Hearing loss Loss of appetite Cough Nasal congestion Drainage from one of the ears If diagnosed with an ear infection here are some treatments! Treatments Include: Oral antibiotics Oral analgesics Antibiotics; Ear drops if there is perforation in the ear drum Seek medical attention as soon as you can to avoid further complications and to relieve pain. 

Pink Eye

Has your child ever experienced pink eye or you were unsure whether its pink eye or not? Or how to go about treating it? In most cases, many people and parents have been in your position. Here are symptoms to look out for, causes, how to prevent if possible, and treatment.  Pink eye can be caused by many things like viruses, chemicals, allergies, lack of hygiene, or bacteria. Here are symptoms to keep an eye out for: Blurry vision Discoloration in the eyes (primarily red or pink) Swollen eyelids Discharge from eyes (white or green) Itchiness Pink eye caused by bacteria usually is very red with lots of drainage Here are some treatments to help once medical attention is sought: Prescribed ointments Prescribed anti-allergy eye drops Prescribed antibiotics eye drops To avoid spreading this infection try your best to keep your hands away from the eyes. Maintain personal hygiene and hand hygiene. Clean your surfaces periodically, as well a change of bed sheets and pillow covers as much as yo

Antibiotics for Our Children

Have you ever asked your doctor if they could just prescribe antibiotics to your child and they told you they couldn't? This is because antibiotics could do more harm then good! This is because taking the wrong one or taking it too often can lead to a dramatic change or big buildup of bacteria that antibiotics cannot work against. Antibiotics only treat certain infections caused by bacteria-- meaning they don't treat viruses. They also, like other medications, have side effects.   Side Effects Include: Rashes, Allergic Reactions, Nausea, Diarrhea, and Stomach Pain. Antibiotics would Kill off the good bacteria in your intestines! Of course there are ways to use antibiotics safely so no harm is done! Some tips on how to use antibiotics safely are:  1. Give the medicine exactly as it is directed 2. Don't use one child's antibiotic for a sibling or friend  3. Keep antibiotics and other prescribed medicine in a secure place  4. Dispose of leftover antibiotics and other presc