August is National Breastfeeding Month, a great opportunity to speak with a lactation consultant on what mothers should know and expect during their breastfeeding journey. Bobbi Taman, an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant at UF Health North, shared her expertise in how to educate and advocate for women and their babies. Bobbi has been helping mothers breastfeed for the past 15 years of her career.
In just a few weeks, school buses will crowd the roadways again. Back-to-school shopping is already underway and families are preparing for a major shift in their daily household routines. “The pandemic and social media pressures have changed the back-to-school American ritual,” said Dawn Sollee, PharmD, a University of Florida associate professor and director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center – Jacksonville. “However, with some planning, good conversations with your children and simple poison proofing, everyone can get the school year off to a terrific and safe start.
Learn how physical therapy can benefit children at all ages.
In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we are featuring a UF Health child and adolescent psychologist, who discusses her background supporting teens and young adults and shares strategies for preventing acts of self-harm and suicide.
Health protocols from the COVID-19 pandemic have also unfortunately contributed to worsening obesity in children. As kids are back in school routines, planning healthy lunches can be one major strategy to lower their risk of obesity.
Considering summer camp for you children this year? Make sure the camp you choose follows the newest safety guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. These tips can help.
Here are ten safe and fun activities to boost your family's spirits during the holidays.
This year, back-to-school planning has been incredibly complex because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. For some, this time is filled with excitement as kids prepare to see their friends, teachers, principals, librarians, bus drivers and school staff in person for…
Children and teens may face a variety of stressors as they navigate everyday life. During this unique time of COVID-19, the nature of the stressors are different, and it becomes even more important for youth to strengthen their coping and…
This is the time of year to think about goals for the New Year! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for 2020? Are they goals for just you, your children or your family? It’s not too late to set resolutions for 2020. Big and small goals give us something…