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Q. My daughter-in-law is raising my granddaughter to be a vegetarian. The baby is only 13 months old. Is that healthy for her at such a young age?A. Yes, it can be  -- but only if your daughter-... more
Q. My daughter is 6 and a half months old and she is not rolling over yet. She also hates to be on her stomach. I am getting really worried that she will never crawl. Everyone around me says she will... more
Q. My 2½-year-old daughter recently asked to try my vitamin water (she liked it and said it "tasted like Jell-O!"). While I never give her soda or foods with artificial sweeteners, I don't see much... more
Q. Our 2-month-old has acid reflux. What are the best positions to hold him in while I am feeding him? A. Acid reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux (GER), is one of the most common infant... more
Q. My child has a weak immune system. He was born prematurely, and I believe this is the cause. He is constantly sick, and his colds last for at least two weeks. What can I do to help boost his... more
Q. What is your opinion on feeding babies organic baby food? The produce in my local grocery store is most likely treated with pesticides, and in my area it is difficult to find a variety of fresh,... more
Dr. Sears tells a concerned mom how to handle her newborn's eye discharge
Q. I recently had my first baby, and a friend of mine told me how much more convenient it will be if I get my baby on a set feeding schedule. She told me that was the way she got her baby to... more
Q. My 5-month-old has inverted feet (pigeon toes). I was also pigeon-toed as a child and had to get casting. What do you suggest as treatment now? And will she grow out of this when she starts... more
Q. My 10-month-old daughter has been refusing to nurse lately. She started eating solids about six weeks ago. I don't give her anything supplemental to drink, hoping she will begin nursing again, but... more