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By contactus@orchardpediatrics.com
July 29, 2019
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What to Do When Your Child Won’t Drink Milk?

5 truths to help you bone up on calcium

A great read from the CLEVELAND CLINIC!  click here

We know that deciding what's best for your family can be confusing. To help you sort it all out, here are parents' frequently asked questions from The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about cow's milk alternatives.  Read more...

Milk provides protein, fat, calcium and Vitamin D.  So what are the alternatives if your child doesn't like it or can't have dairy?  

This chart shows how milk alternatives differ in the amount of protein, fat, calories and iron they provide.  You can also use the calcium RDAs chart and "Sources of Calcium"  foods list below to make sure your child is getting enough.  

 Sources of Calcium

  • Yogurt, plain, low-fat (8 oz.) — 415 mg
  • Mozzarella cheese (1.5 oz.) — 333 mg
  • Yogurt, fruit, low-fat (8 oz.) — 313–384 mg
  • Cheddar cheese (1.5 oz.) — 307 mg
  • Milk, nonfat (8 oz.) — 299 mg
  • Soy milk, calcium-fortified (8 oz.) — 299 mg
  • Milk, 2% (8 oz.) — 293 mg
  • Milk, whole (8 oz.) — 276 mg
  • Orange juice, calcium-fortified (6 oz.) — 261 mg
  • Salmon (3 oz.) — 181 mg
  • Cereal, calcium-fortified (1 cup) — 100–1,000 mg
  • Turnip greens (½ cup) — 99 mg
  • Kale (1 cup) — 94–100 mg
  • Ice cream, vanilla (½ cup) — 84 mg
  • Bread, white (1 slice) — 73 mg
  • Broccoli (½ cup) — 21 mg

 

By contactus@orchardpediatrics.com
May 29, 2019
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We all know that applying sunscreen to our infants, kids, teens and even ourselves is annoying and time consuming.  But until scientists come up with a better way to protect us from sun damage, we offer these sites to make using sunscreen easier (and maybe even fun)!!

From Verywell Health:  Choosing the Best Sunscreens for Kids and Infants 

A clever, catchy video:  How to Apply Suncreen: the #MimicMommydance

By contactus@orchardpediatrics.com
April 08, 2019
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Several new cases of measles have been confirmed in Oakland County.  The health department has given over 2,000 doses of MMR to adults and children who are concerned about being incompletely covered.  We are proud of the high immunization rate of the patients in our practice.  We know, however, that there are people in the community who have not vaccinated themselves or their children, and we strive to provide information to help individuals who fear the vaccines more than the illnesses themselves. 

Please share these excellent articles with anyone who may benefit from them.  

No, the Measles vaccine is not worse than the Measles.

50 Anti-Vaccine Myths and Misinformation

Myths That Keep Parents From Vaccinating Their Kids

By contactus@orchardpediatrics.com
January 28, 2019
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Another Snow Day?!  You don't have to be stuck inside.  You just need to  know how to play outside safely when it's bitter cold and snowy. 

This kinder care blog has the instructions you need to get outdoors and burn off some of your kids infinite energy! read more...

And this post from the American Academy of Pediatrics gives you more advice on winter weather risks and specific sports. read more...

Do we see a snow sculpture in your future?

By contactus@orchardpediatrics.com
January 18, 2019
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We know how frustrating and stressful it can be to instill healthy eating habits in our kids, especially when siblings have different body types or temperaments.  This article does a really good job of addressing the challenge. Read more...   

What MLK Jr. Day Can Teach about Healthy Eating