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


 


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Are there shortages of infant formula due to COVID-19?61468ask-the-pediatrician~Shortages of infant formulas due to COVID 19 have occurred in some stores, mostly due to people stockpiling it. Here are tips for families struggling to find infant formula during the COVID-19 outbreak3/28/2020 9:06:41 AM3/28/2020 9:06:41 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors Soy milk can be given 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{28CBF245-2779-4F8F-93C6-4264532E5C58}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What is the safest sleep solution for my baby with reflux?188813/28/2020 9:06:38 AM3/28/2020 9:06:38 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?188723/28/2020 9:06:33 AM3/28/2020 9:06:33 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
Is it OK to buy imported formulas online?124833ask-the-pediatrician~In this article, the AAP lists reasons parents should use caution if considering buying imported baby formula online from a third-party vendor.3/9/2020 3:44:18 PM3/9/2020 3:44:18 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{FC82428C-5FAC-44FB-AD61-01C231BED453}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How long should my child ride rear-facing?18858ask-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.3/7/2020 10:09:11 AM3/7/2020 10:09:11 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{B5B15D82-8CD9-4C7D-84E1-CB1280445FC6}~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?18848ask-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.3/7/2020 10:09:07 AM3/7/2020 10:09:07 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{B60F6539-351D-4536-9FD0-1EFC44784399}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Why is my baby always getting diaper rashes?119477ask-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 AM1/11/2020 10:12:35 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{F7FBF2F1-E40A-4F2A-BAF5-99CE52BB9723}~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?18889ask-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 PM11/21/2019 8:41:17 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors The cost for your son 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{E6E6B7E4-D869-4FF9-B41B-92158514AB59}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How long is it appropriate to keep hand mittens on a newborn baby?18857ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question for parents about mittens for newborns.11/12/2019 3:53:19 PM11/12/2019 3:53:19 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors If she is not in clinic 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{809A2B28-9985-457D-AE2B-21335E13BC18}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Does my 15-year-old need two or three doses of HPV vaccine?18850ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question about the HPV vaccine for teens.9/23/2019 8:48:02 PM9/23/2019 8:48:02 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors He or she does not need 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{FB40E16B-E537-4ECE-A502-FA459051EB26}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Why does my son need the HPV vaccine?18888ask-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 PM9/23/2019 4:33:53 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{CA3060B8-CB11-4ED4-8714-28A5AA288E9A}~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?18865ask-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 AM9/7/2019 9:08:51 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{6ADDCE63-2F7B-4EE3-B6C2-14A1C8A5FD9C}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Can biracial children get sickle cell disease?18845ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) explains the genetics of sickle cell disease.8/21/2019 5:00:20 PM8/21/2019 5:00:20 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors If a person only has 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{D02B237D-26AF-4533-A24E-02F5ECD0EB96}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
When should the measles vaccine be given early?18887ask-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 PM7/16/2019 9:02:41 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors A second dose of MMR is 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{BC0B6845-680F-4B1B-82B0-3231E176936B}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Are changing tables in all public men's restrooms now?18844ask-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 AM6/8/2019 9:10:59 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors You have a story to tell 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{BA942308-E65A-48CC-A1A2-676BCF953E2E}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js

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