By Joanne DeMarchi, MA, RD, IBCLC, lactation consultant at CHOC Children’s In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), below are some helpful guidelines for working moms who wish to breastfeed. WBW is celebrated every year in more than 170 countries. Its purpose is to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It also
Cara Krenn is a writer, editor, and mom to fraternal twin girls and a singleton boy. She is the author of the e-book Twinthusiasm: Survival Lessons for Your First Year Raising Twins and blogs at www.twinthusiasm.com. As a mother of twins, I’ve experienced plenty of squabbles over belongings. “MINE!” is one of the first words
Their paths may have diverged after completing pediatric radiology fellowships together at Boston Children’s Hospital, but not for long. Dr. W. Nathan Holmes and Dr. Azam Eghbal have teamed up once more to refine Orange County’s only truly pediatric radiology department. Among their accomplishments is a 90 percent reduction in radiation exposure. A pet therapy
CHOC Children’s is the nation’s first pediatric hospital to implement iRounding, a digital survey tool on an iPad that allows staff to identify and respond to CHOC families’ needs in real time. CHOC received the 2014 Ventana Research Award for its pioneering use of this technology. For years, hospitals have relied on paper surveys mailed
In a recent report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated recommendations on childhood obesity prevention. Along with diet modifications and reducing screen time, the AAP encourages pediatricians to work with families to identify opportunities for physical activity. Parents are also encouraged to model healthy behaviors for their children. More importantly, healthy eating and physical
By Rima Kandalaft, MS, RD, CSP, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s Summer is the peak season for ice cream consumption. In 1984, July was declared national ice cream month. Historically, ice cream as we know it first emerged in the 17th century in France. In the 13th century, Marco Polo brought back from China descriptions
Improper use of fireworks can be dangerous, even deadly. Last year, 27 people in Orange County, including children, suffered critical injuries to the face, eyes, ears and hands while using fireworks. CHOC Children’s and the Orange County Fire Authority would like to remind you to consider taking your family to a professional fireworks show, as
Almost six months ago, little Alicia was born at full term, beautiful with 10 fingers, 10 toes and a life-threatening defect buried inside her tiny chest. Alicia had a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a condition wherein a hole in the diaphragm allows abdominal organs to move into the chest. And this case was especially serious.