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bio website decodingkids.com
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I am a Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 30 years experience.

I have learned so much from my favorite teachers - children and their caregivers. I am indebted to them and thankful that so many have shared their journey with me.


Oct
16
answered Is it okay for an infant to sleep 10-12 hours at night?
Oct
16
comment Are vitamin supplements necessary for newborns?
@WilliamGrobman Breastfed babies do deplete their supply of iron at around 6 months of age and iron supplements are usually introduced then if needed. However, my response was limited by the question about newborns. :)
Oct
15
answered Are vitamin supplements necessary for newborns?
Oct
15
comment What should parents consider when selecting a pacifier?
The Journal of the American Dental Association reports that children who continue to use a pacifier past age 2 increased their risk of developing protruding front teeth and an improper bite, which can affect speech production. Here is the associated link.
Oct
15
answered What should parents consider when selecting a pacifier?
Oct
14
revised What are guidelines for parents to use in giving advice/guidance to older teens?
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Oct
14
answered Is complimenting children where they can hear it good or bad?
Oct
9
comment How can we discipline our toddler?
@BBM Positioning is key. If dealing with a biter or head banger, I step behind the child holding their arms firmly by their side with my arms fully extended to keep distance and avoid kicking or head banging. If older, I cross their arms at wrist behind their back at waist level. This gives me leverage and protection and keeps them safe too until they calm and recover.
Oct
3
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Oct
3
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Oct
2
comment Why would my 9 week old refuse to nurse from breast?
@BBM I am not sure. A full evaluation would tell us more about the oral motor function. Without it, I would just be speculating. :-)
Oct
2
comment Why would my 9 week old refuse to nurse from breast?
@BBM I was not familiar with the Castillo-Morales method you mentioned. After research, I realized that I use the methods but was trained by other who did not reference Castillo-Morales. I appreciate the info! The Playtex Nurser is a good place to start. I have a list at work that I'll share later just in case the first try doesn't work.
Oct
2
revised What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
Added information.
Oct
2
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Oct
2
comment Should I be concerned that my 3 year old is not able to pronounce an 'r' sound?
@Darwy I understand your concern. Turn your focus on doing some of the activities above in fun and know that you are supporting his /r/ with no "browbeating".
Oct
1
revised Should I be concerned that my 3 year old is not able to pronounce an 'r' sound?
Corrected grammar.
Oct
1
comment Why would my 9 week old refuse to nurse from breast?
Your experience is consistent with research that "nipple confusion" is more likely by babies that have difficulty with mom's breast too and is not true confusion but rather difficulty with the process of sucking. No problems are reported here with sucking but more preference for the bottle. Rarely are midwives & nurses trained to address the problem. The La Lache League International <llli.org/>; is a site for lactation information.
Oct
1
revised Why would my 9 week old refuse to nurse from breast?
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Oct
1
comment Why would my 9 week old refuse to nurse from breast?
@KyleSevenoaks Your revision helped clarify your purpose. Thanks!
Oct
1
answered Why would my 9 week old refuse to nurse from breast?