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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?614683/23/2020 9:35:28 PM3/23/2020 9:35:28 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors Soy milk can be given to STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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?188813/21/2020 9:06:08 AM3/21/2020 9:06:08 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors And if your baby is one STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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?188723/21/2020 9:06:06 AM3/21/2020 9:06:06 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.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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