Vaccination Schedule

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. What’s the best age to start vaccinating? I have to admit, I’ve never read anything that’s middle of the road on the vaccination issue. When I started looking into vaccination information everything I found was either very pro orvery con. A. The…

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Vaccines in Preemies

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Q. My preemie son has his four month appointment this month and I know I am going to meet resistance from the Pediatrician about wanting to postpone his vaccinations. Is there anything printed that I can take with me that supports…

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Rotavirus Vaccine

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. “What do you think of the new vaccine against rotavirus diarrhea?” A. I am more than happy to go against the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatric and any other official body:  This is a very new vaccine.  In spite…

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Hepatitis B Vaccine

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. What is you opinion of the Hepatitis B vaccine and how do you deal with it in your practice? A. I try not to give it to any kids. It does a very good job of preventing hepatitis B, no doubt…

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First Aid Kit

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. “We are traveling with our six-month-old and two-and-a-half year-old sons. We’ll be “on the road” for over two weeks and would like to take a medical kit with us.  Can you recommend a few medicines and remedies?” A. I get asked…

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How Much do Newborns Sleep?

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. How many hours a day are babies — newborns — expected to sleep? A. Babies sleep and eat in two to three hour cycles and they might eat for only a short time. The total sleep is 18 to 22 hours…

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Newborn Sleeping Arrangements

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Q. I have a nursery all set up for our soon expected baby, but find that even the idea of her being down the hall from me distresses me. What do you recommend to your pregnant moms regarding sleeping arrangements? A. Your…

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Dr. Ferber and the Family Bed

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. “I read that Dr. Ferber now supports the family bed for some families.  Is this true?” A. Yes, twenty years after the publication of his “sleep” book, Richard Ferber has back-pedaled and proclaimed that children can still develop healthy sleep patterns…

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Resistant to Bath Time

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Q. “My two-year-old absolutely hates bath time.  She screams as soon as she hears running water and struggles to get out the entire three minute it takes me to get her a little bit cleaner.  How often does she have to bathe?”…

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New Sibling

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. “How do I get my three-year-old ready for his new baby brother or sister?” A.  My goodness, an answer similar to the “bath” answer:  Books, songs, meeting families with a sibling and simple discussions. Resist the urge to over…

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