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Maria-Paula Carrillo, MS, RDN, LD, is a pediatric and family dietitian at LifeCycle Nutrition.   We all have heard that we eat too much sugar. True. Foods high in sugar don’t pack much nutrition and a diet high in sugar leads to an array of conditions in children and...

  Did you know that one in three Americans drinks at least one sweetened drink every day? More and more children are drinking juice, soda, and sport drinks as part of their regular diet. These beverages are not only loaded with sugar but they are leading...

As we enter 2017, you may realize that your child needs to see a specialist. Below are some useful tips on how to make the most out of your child’s appointments with the specialist. Before Setting Up an Appointment, Do Your Research Explore the specialist’s website and...

Many newborns have a yellow color to their skin and eyes. This is called jaundice. Jaundice represents the accumulation of a chemical called bilirubin in the blood. Why Does Jaundice Occur? We all have bilirubin in our blood. Bilirubin is removed from the blood by our liver....

The mother of a 6-week-old infant was concerned because her daughter was always throwing up. She was initially breast-feeding the baby but then switched to formula when the baby reached three weeks of age, thinking it may help with the spitting up. Initially the spitting...