Dr. Marla Shapiro, family physician and founding editor of ParentsCanada magazine answers questions about your children's health questions and gives health advice.
Ask Dr. Marla: What are the milestones for a premature baby in the first few weeks?
The guidelines say that babies under two should have no exposure to television. Is there actual physical danger to exposure?
My five-year-old son is so skinny. How can I tell if he’s under-nourished?
Our 12-year-old gets really stuffed up and sneezy every year at the end of the summer into September. Is there anything we can do to prevent the onset of symptoms?
My 12-year-old daughter is asking me for a bra. I’m not sure what to do. Please help.
I am still having challenges regarding my nine-week-old’s sleeping pattern. If he naps in my arms and then I put him down, he will wake up right away and then he fusses and cries before he goes back to sleep. What can I do?
My eight-month-old daughter has had diarrhea for more than four weeks. Since she is not dehydrated, the doctors have all said she is fine and it will resolve itself. Do you have any advice?
My 18-month-old has a perpetually runny nose that often looks tainted with blood. Does it mean he might get a nosebleed?
I’ve heard babies shouldn’t eat honey. Why?