Las Vegas Child Health Resources from Dr. Eileen Shi, Board Certified Pediatrician

Having health information and guidance you can trust is so important as a parent. You'll find article son healthy babies, growing children, nutrition and more here in the Little Roots blog.

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Infant Colic 101: What you Need to Know

It seems like, nowadays, “colic” is becoming a household term for crying babies who seem to be harder to console than average.  By definition, however, infantile colic refers to the Rule of 3’s:  Crying more than 3 hours a day for 3 days a week for longer than 3 weeks of life.  Babies who have…

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Life as a New Parent

The journey of motherhood, fatherhood, and parenthood is one of the most rewarding and transformative experiences in our lives. From our own life experiences, we inevitably bring with us our own vision, expectations, and philosophies to parenting and family life.  From the moment you first hold your baby, though, you encounter a new presence with…

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Newborns and Sleep 101

“Sleep like a baby” is a common saying that alludes to how soundly babies sleep. For pediatricians and new parents alike, this phrase may be totally lost to us as we navigate newborn sleep patterns that are far from a steady, sound sleep. Here are some tips for new parents to understand and better anticipate…

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New Parent Classes and Groups in Las Vegas 

Expecting your baby is an exciting time of personal growth and transition.  You may find yourself with many questions in the midst of anticipation.  It is also common to feel uncertainty about this new role of being a parent and caring for a little one. You are not alone.  In fact, many expecting parents turn…

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Non-Stimulant Management of ADHD

Non-stimulant medications have been used since 2003 to help treat symptoms of ADHD in children. Atomoxetine (Straterra) Atomoxetine (Strattera) is a non-stimulant approved by the FDA as a first-line treatment of ADHD. It is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor that regulates the availability of neurotransmitters in the brain to help with symptoms of ADHD. It…

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ADHD Diagnosis

Who can diagnose a child with ADHD? There are several types of professionals who are qualified to make a diagnosis of Childhood ADHD. A pediatrician, some primary care physicians, neurologist, child psychiatrist and child psychologists. Not all physicians and pediatricians, or the aforementioned specialists are experienced with diagnosing and treating ADHD, as everyone’s training and…

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Well Child Visits: What to Expect at Your Pediatrician Visit

As your child grows, they pick up new skills, new behaviors, and ideas along the way. As pediatricians, we follow your child along this journey. Our goal is to provide information, guidance, and expertise in the various aspects of raising a child from baby to adolescent. Especially in today’s world when information is readily available…

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Newborns and Hiccups

Newborns are full of delight and surprises for their new parents. From little coos to irregular breathing, your newborn baby will have you wrapped around his fingertips in those first few weeks of life. It is normal for new parents to be completely at a loss at times with what is normal vs not normal…

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Macronutrients for healthy childhood nutrition

Raising healthy fit kids is not easy in today’s world. Between screen time and the plethora of junk food options, supporting healthy choices can be challenging. Here you’ll find helpful guidance on how to help your kids eat healthier, and understand the basics of nutrition. Consider this a crash course on understanding the macronutrients that make up your kids meals (and your own!)

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