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Keeping Kids Regular

Posted 4/21/2015 by UHBlog

If your child’s constipation has you worried, give us a call. Did you know that passing a stool should be fun for kids or at least free of discomfort? If your child cries or complains every time he has a bowel movement, he may be constipated. Although you may not associate constipation with children, it does happen, says pediatrician Ernesto Gerardo, MD. “You can find children with constipation at almost any age,” he says. “Even breast-feeding infants can develop it.&rdq...

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Sneaky Parent: Sneaking Veggies into Foods like Smoothies and Others

Posted 4/2/2015 by UHBlog

Check with us about broadening or improving your child’s diet. We tell our kids to eat from the rainbow, but of all the foods in the food pyramid, vegetables are probably the least preferred. So how can you get your child, and yourself, to eat more servings of vegetables? The best way is to be a good role model, says clinical dietician Janet Kramer, MPH, RDN, LD. It takes time to become familiar with a new food, especially for children who are being exposed to new tastes and textures for ...

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