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 Real Questions. Answers You Can Trust.


 


 

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


 


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How do I help my picky eater try more healthy foods?16916210/16/2021 9:04:52 AM10/16/2021 9:04:52 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors It can cause a lot of STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{35527563-0E17-4A43-8ADD-3C3D6038BFF5}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My partner and I got COVID-19 vaccines while I was pregnant, but is it safe for our newborn to be around unvaccinated people?16842510/16/2021 9:04:50 AM10/16/2021 9:04:50 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors Having a new baby is a STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{9C9A31B1-66CD-40D6-A45B-5120232F3012}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My child plays with an imaginary friend. Should I be concerned?16562210/16/2021 9:04:48 AM10/16/2021 9:04:48 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At age 4 or 5, a child's STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{8A197F75-6F2F-4EFC-A1A4-AC0A8A164E8F}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How can I help ensure my child will be safe in and around the water at summer camp?16447310/16/2021 9:04:45 AM10/16/2021 9:04:45 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors If it is, check if there STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{EC8AAA49-EE79-4EF1-8CC7-04C42D2007BD}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My kids are worried that their sports seasons may be on hold again because of COVID. How can I help them cope?15901310/16/2021 9:04:43 AM10/16/2021 9:04:43 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors Here are 10 tips to get STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{3F591DC4-02CC-4625-BCFC-84D32613D358}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is it safe to get a flu shot if I am pregnant?7904710/16/2021 9:04:40 AM10/16/2021 9:04:40 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors But it can also lead to STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{FC160C92-ABDC-4652-BCB0-AAED53F8AD05}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My baby is turning a year old this month. Should she be talking by now?14251410/16/2021 9:04:38 AM10/16/2021 9:04:38 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At around 6 or 7 months STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{3A0349DC-EEF1-4A1D-991B-133608E47009}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What is the safest way to keep my children warm when the power goes out at home during the winter?9965510/16/2021 9:04:35 AM10/16/2021 9:04:35 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors You may be able to use a STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{93FD73E8-405D-4081-B2A3-6B98E0222792}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How can I help my child avoid eye and back strain from being on the computer?15623010/16/2021 9:04:33 AM10/16/2021 9:04:33 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors If a laptop is the only STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{692C344C-CCF7-4E9C-A599-EB430E9A3853}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What is the safest sleep solution for my baby with reflux?11946910/16/2021 9:04:30 AM10/16/2021 9:04:30 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors And if your baby is one STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{91D85FFB-B98E-419A-85DF-A70F421C4D39}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My daughter is extremely shy and anxious around strangers. How can I help her?1887210/16/2021 9:04:28 AM10/16/2021 9:04:28 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{11A01A0E-10B7-4B54-B68B-CA103CA2E803}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My 16-year-old started using a supplement before working out and says that “dry scooping” makes it work better. Is this true?169605ask-the-pediatrician~Dry scooping pre-workout supplement can cause choking and breathing trouble, and even heart problems. And there are more effective ways to improve athletic performance than pre-workout supplements, no matter how they’re consumed. 10/4/2021 8:50:13 PM10/4/2021 8:50:13 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors What we do know is that STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{2AC3A8FF-7EB0-40B8-9727-E29E167704BF}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
If my child had COVID already, do they need the vaccine?169612ask-the-pediatrician~Yes, it's important for your child to get fully vaccinated against COVID once they are eligibile, even if they already had COVID. Here's why.10/2/2021 9:04:57 AM10/2/2021 9:04:57 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{1347CADD-BAA1-494E-8A98-EF3A4DB0B031}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine?90049ask-the-pediatrician~Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines for children need to be expanded now in hopes we can have a vaccine for at least some younger age groups before the next school year.10/1/2021 10:03:12 PM10/1/2021 10:03:12 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{DF150568-1493-40CF-BA9D-711965CD201C}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Does the COVID-19 vaccine cause myocarditis?15166ask-the-pediatrician~The potentially rare side effect of myocarditis pales in comparison to the potential risks of COVID-19 infection. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to talk with your pediatrician.9/29/2021 8:29:29 PM9/29/2021 8:29:29 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors She is the Chair of the STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{9A241458-3751-497F-AB12-DD277C2DDB35}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js

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