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Ask the Pediatrician

 Real Questions. Answers You Can Trust.



​​Dr. Jennifer Shu and her team of pediatricians and pediatric specialists answer parents' commonly asked health questions.​​





Why is my baby always getting diaper rashes?7546ask-the-pediatrician~Reasons why your baby may still be getting diaper rashes―despite your best efforts to keep their bottom clean and dry. 1/11/2020 10:12:35 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 10:12:35 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What is the safest sleep solution for my baby with reflux?1179441/11/2020 10:12:33 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 10:12:33 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How long should my child ride rear-facing?193690ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has long recommended that―infants ride in rear-facing car seats and encourages rear facing for as long as possible―at least through a child's second birthday.1/11/2020 10:12:31 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 10:12:31 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Our health plan offers telemedicine services. Can “video visits” be a good option for my child?247206ask-the-pediatrician~In certain situations, however, video visits and other telehealth tools used within a child’s medical home can give families increased access to high-quality pediatric services.1/11/2020 10:12:28 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 10:12:28 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My daughter is extremely shy and anxious around strangers. How can I help her?2194951/11/2020 10:12:24 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 10:12:24 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Why should my son get the flu shot at the pediatrician’s office vs. a retail-based pharmacy?18230ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) explains the definite advantages to immunizing your child at the pediatrician's office.11/21/2019 8:41:17 PMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 8:41:17 PMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How long is it appropriate to keep hand mittens on a newborn baby?70849ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question for parents about mittens for newborns.11/12/2019 3:53:19 PMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 3:53:19 PMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Does my 15-year-old need two or three doses of HPV vaccine?218028ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question about the HPV vaccine for teens.9/23/2019 8:48:02 PMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 8:48:02 PMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Why does my son need the HPV vaccine?1326422ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question for parents about boys and the HPV vaccine. 9/23/2019 4:33:53 PMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 4:33:53 PMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is it safe for a baby to get the flu vaccine in March and April, and then get the next season's flu vaccine in September?1326430ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question about the timing of your baby's flu shot.9/7/2019 9:08:51 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 9:08:51 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Can biracial children get sickle cell disease?170093ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) explains the genetics of sickle cell disease.8/21/2019 5:00:20 PMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 5:00:20 PMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
When should the measles vaccine be given early?238350ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers questions for parents related to the dosing the measles vaccine.7/16/2019 9:02:41 PMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 9:02:41 PMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Are changing tables in all public men's restrooms now?127281ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports legislation that would require changing tables in both men's and women's public restrooms. Learn how you can be an advocate for change.6/8/2019 9:10:59 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 9:10:59 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Can I give my 5-year-old over-the-counter cough medicine?39258ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discusses over-the-counter cough medicine and home remedies for the common cold. 5/30/2019 8:10:51 PMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 8:10:51 PMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What should I do if I am worried about my child’s development?4213ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question on what to do if you have concerns about your child's development and provides resources and next steps.3/30/2019 9:10:53 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 9:10:53 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js

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