Diarrhea can quickly lead to dehydration in children. Use ORS to keep your child hydrated.
Buckle up every age, every seat, every time- especially in Africa!
At 6 months of age babies need complementary feeds to keep up with their growing needs. These 10 basic nutrition principles from the World Health Organization apply to every child in the world, no matter the resources.
With intentionality and technology your kids can have a close relationship with grandparents even though they live on the other side of the world.
A lot of patients come to see me about a persistent dry, bumpy rash. Mild eczema is very common in Malawi.
Vaccines available in Malawi.
Malawian moms know how important it is to immunize their children.
Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months is the best way to address malnutrition.
I have always heard how important it is to have clear rules and expectations and to be consistent in discipline. However, I’ve also read books about being empathetic and using teachable moments to mold my child’s heart. I struggled with consistency as a parent. I didn’t like disciplining my children so I tended to try to talk themContinue reading “Parenting: Managing Stop Behaviors for 2yr-12yr”
In many African languages the word for “fever” and “malaria” are the same. If your child has a fever in Malawi, your first thought should be, “Does my child have malaria?” The good news is that malaria testing is readily available and only requires a simple fingerstick. The two types of malaria tests are: MRDT (malaria rapid diagnostic test)– thisContinue reading “Fever”