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Breastfeeding Decisions with Anne Gessner PNP (Pedcast)

Regular listeners of DocSmo will recognize Anne Gessner who is a wonderful resource for information regarding breastfeeding and other topics.  Today we discuss the decision that mothers have to make whether or not to breastfeed their infant.  Ms Gessner has many years as a practicing lactation consultant and understands the dynamics of the decision that new mothers are presented.  Listen to her intelligent and informed perspective in this “Let’s Talk Kids”.

 

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SmoNotes:

1. llli.org La Leche League, find local peer support
2. kellymom.com   information
3. aap.org,   American academy of pediatrics
4. ilca.org  locate a lactation consultant
5. Section 4207 of the Affordable Care Act 2011,   federal mandate that employer must provide a break in a private area that is not a bathroom for a mom to express milk for an infant up to one year of age.

 

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Probiotics Update with Dr. Sheila Kilbane (Pedcast)

The “Let’s Talk Kids” podcast is fortunate to have as our returning guest, Dr. Shelia Kilbane who is an expert in integrative medicine.  She focuses her expertise in this Pedcast on teaching us about the role of  microbial life in maintaining your children’s good health.  You don’t want to miss her perspective on the topic of probiotics. As always, Dr Kilbane is informative, practical, and up to date.  Join us won’t you.

 

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SmoNotes:

1.    Weizman Z, et al.  Pediatrics (2005)115:5-9.

2.    Isolauri E, Arvola T, Sutas Y, et al.  Probiotics in the management of atopic eczema.  Clin Exp Allergy (2000);30:1604-10.

3.     Isolauri E, Juntunen M, Rautanen T, Sillanaukee P,Koivula T.  A human Lactobacillus strain (Lactobacillus casei sp strain GG) promotes recovery from acute diarrhea in children. (1991) Pediatrics 88:90-7.

4.     Kalliomaki M, Salminen S, Arvilommi H, et al.  Probiotics in primary prevention of atopic disease:  A randomized placebo-controlled trial.  Lancet (2001)357:1076-9

5.     Vanderhoof J, Young R.  Probiotics in Pediatrics.  Pediatrics (2002)109;5:956-8.

6.      Szajewska H, Mrukowicz J.  Probiotics in the Treatment and Prevention of Acute Infectious Diarrhea in Infants and Children:  A Systematic Review of Published Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trials.  J of Ped Gastroenerology and Nutrition (2001)33:S17-S25.

 
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ADD-An Integrative approach with Dr Sheila Kilbane (Pedcast)

It is my honor to be able to interview Dr. Sheila Kilbane, a pediatrician trained in both traditional Western medicine and the integrative medical approach. In this Pedcast, Dr. Kilbane will explain the “Integrative Approach” and give specific examples of how this approach relates to children with ADD. As you will see, Dr. Kilbane has a gift of making complex subjects easy to understand and is full of  practical suggestions that can help your child, whether they have ADD or not.  Make sure not to miss this informative conversation between Dr. Smolen and Dr. Kilbane.

 

SmoNotes:

1. Addressing ADD Naturally, Improving Attention, Focus, and Self-Discipline with Healthy Habits in a Healthy Habitat by Kathi J. Kemper, MD, MPH
2. ADHD Without Drugs A Guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD by Sandford Newmark, MD
3. The Kid Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook, the ultimate guide to the gluten-free casein free diet by Camela Compart MD and Dana Laake, RDH, MD, LDN

 

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Poison Ivy-Just Leaf it alone! (Pedcast)

Camp Essentials continues with some “must know” facts about the most common contact dermatitis, poison ivy. Learn some burning facts that parents have been itching to know. In this episode, Dr. Smolen gives parents the Must Know facts to keep their children away from the summer misery called poison ivy.

 

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