Sophie Lung, M.D.

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Warning Signs Your Child Might Have a Communication Disorder

Posted by Sophie Lung, M.D. on Aug 27, 2018 8:02:00 AM

You learn things about your baby as you grow together. From “Is that a hungry cry or a mad cry?” to “She rubs her nose when she’s sleepy,” your baby can communicate basic needs and wants to you. But every baby is different, which means that recognizing milestones, such as when baby should start crawling, walking, and especially talking, can be tough to measure. I find that parents fret over trying to figure out when their babies should be talking. It’s different for every child, but there are signs to look for if you’re concerned your baby might have a communication disorder. 

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Topics: communication disorder

Nursemaid's Elbow in Toddlers: What it Is and How to Prevent it

Posted by Sophie Lung, M.D. on Dec 6, 2017 8:42:00 AM

Kids can seem clumsy, unstable and accident prone. They're learning to get their bearings, learning to walk and exploring the world around them. Add to that their growing bones and ligaments and you have a perfect storm for some fairly common injuries in infants and toddlers. Nursemaid's elbow is one of these injuries. 

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Topics: nursemaid's elbow, pulled elbow

What to Do About a Gassy Baby

Posted by Sophie Lung, M.D. on Aug 13, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Babies can get away with a lot of things adults can’t. Bodily noises, for instance. Belching, burping and passing gas are social taboos for grownups, but they’re all in a day’s work for baby. 

Although babies are gassy little creatures, that’s usually OK. If a baby is happy most of the time but gets fussy for a few minutes or even cries when he has indigestion, that’s just Mother Nature’s way of moving things along. 

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Topics: gassy baby, baby with gas

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