From beads and popcorn kernels to LEGO parts and foam stuffing, I have found all sorts of small objects lodged in children’s ears and noses. In my 30 years of experience as a pediatric ear, nose and throat doctor, I’ve seen it all, including even a live tick in an ear.
Most children susceptible to this problem are ages 3 and under, but I have removed foreign Continue reading →
New mom Mandi Kern was eager to try mindfulness with Lisa Brock, RN, IBCLC, after delivering her first child. Mandi is a big believer in the power of positive thinking, and uses mindfulness to calm herself.
“What did I do wrong?”
“Why isn’t my baby normal?”
“Am I going to hurt my baby by changing his diaper?”
Mothers of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are constantly asking themselves questions like these. This stress and anxiety results in a number of adverse effects, including Continue reading →
These days, with a normal, uncomplicated delivery, mom and baby leave the hospital within a day or two of the birth. As a pediatrician, there are lots of reasons I like to see newborns within a few days of birth at the office — meet the new baby, check on weight gain, see how the baby is eating Continue reading →
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we talk a lot about our commitment to children, how we’re “100 percent dedicated to caring for kids and teens.” This promise takes many forms, but one Continue reading →
The Magno family is grateful for the care they received through the Fetal Concerns Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Six years ago, I didn’t think our unborn son had a chance at life. My husband, Matt, and I had been told by doctors in Green Bay that his diagnosis of congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) was terminal. Fast forward to 2017, and when I see Mason, who turned 5 in May, Continue reading →
The Sajdaks worked with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin therapist Penny Dixon to help Liam learn to feel safe and secure after experiencing early trauma.
Paula and Ben Sajdak felt more and more helpless as they watched their 3-year-old foster son Liam, full of anger and frustration, hit himself in the head and throw his toys across the room. Their concern grew to fear as he turned his aggressive behavior toward them and their 2-year-old son Continue reading →
From Pretzel the therapy dog to his grandfather, Henry had many visitors during his short stay at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
On a late Sunday afternoon in early August, after a long, hot weekend of playing and swimming and running around, 10-year-old Henry Copps came home for dinner complaining of a stomach ache.
As active kids of that age are prone to the occasional stomach ache, Henry’s mother, Julie Continue reading →
It’s one of the most iconic scenes in one of the most iconic holiday movies. In “A Christmas Story,” Ralphie’s mom is bundling up his little brother, Randy, to go to school on a freezing, winter day. Though Randy is already wearing multiple layers, his mom is using all her strength to cram him Continue reading →
It’s common for kids to have at least one nosebleed — if not many — during early childhood. Dry air is typically the No. 1 culprit, but there are many causes, including colds, allergies and even Continue reading →
“Mom, I think I want a tattoo.” A generation ago, this wouldn’t be a likely conversation starter between parents and the teens I care for — now, it’s increasingly common. In 2010, 38 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds had at least one tattoo, and 23 percent had piercings in locations other than Continue reading →