Getting your children to clean up around the house can be challenging, but assigning them chores is one of the most important things you can do to help them learn responsibility and important life skills, starting from a young age.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that so far this season, there have been at least 15 million cases of the flu, 140,000 people have been hospitalized, and more than 8,000 have died from the virus, including more than 50 children. The majority of confirmed flu cases have been caused by a B strain of influenza.
Support is now just a text away for new parents experiencing postpartum depression or other perinatal mood disorders. Eugene Pediatric Associates has partnered with WellMama to launch a text support program that is accessible 24/7. Parents needing help can text the word “Support” to 541-525-0495.
If your resolution for the new year is to become more physically activity, how about doing it as a family? Runs with Ross, a program started by Dr. Ross Newman to encourage kids and parents to move and be healthy, is continuing in 2020.
Breastfeeding seems like such a natural process, but it’s challenging for a lot of new moms. Eugene Pediatric Associates is one of only two pediatric clinics in the Eugene-Springfield community that has a lactation consultant on staff, to offer parents support and information on how to successfully feed their babies.
When December rolls around each year, Dr. Pilar Bradshaw and the providers at Eugene Pediatric Associates can count on one thing: lots of sick kids. “Often, children get sick at school and then bring home the bugs to their families. That’s especially worrisome if you have a young baby in your house,” Dr. Bradshaw says.