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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum

Pediatrics
Princeton, NJ
25 years experience

Locations

Office

Princeton, NJ

Address

Princeton Nassau Pediatrics, 301 North Harrison Street Princeton Shopping Center, NJ
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About

Bio

I am a full time practicing pediatrician at Princeton Nassau Pediatrics as well as the chairman of the department of pediatrics at the University Medical Center of Princeton. I have learned much from my patients in both settings; it has been a very rewarding and humbling experience. I hope to be able to pass on some of the information that I've learned from my patients to those who are looking for guidance. I am also a father of a 6 year old boy and a 4 year old girl and the husband of a pediatric nurse. Those roles have been the most fulfilling and at times, the most educational. I am also a die-hard Yankee fan.

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Verbal languages are complex and infants and toddlers understand much more than they can express verbally. Most toddlers are not forming sentences un... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Pimples on face: Baby acne is similar in appearance to adult acne. Pimples (closed comedones) on the face in infants are pretty common and often do not need treatment... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. Dha and ara started to be added to infant formulas because researchers realized that they were... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Learning: Babies learn by being exposed to different stimuli. To a baby, everything is new, so therefore everything becomes a learning experience. This doesn'... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Might be delayed: Each baby reaches the developmental milestones at their own pace. Preemies can lag behind infants of the same age, but often catch up within the firs... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Nose breathers: Most babies are born as obligate nose breathers- meaning they automatically breathe through their nose. Their nasal passages are very small, so often... Read More
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Yes: The foods that you eat ultimately make up the components of your breast milk. In most cases, regardless of what you eat, the breast milk will not upse... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
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As a toddler: Babies are able to interact with people from the moment they are born. By 2 months, they can usually smile back at you and by 4 to 6 months, they are... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Exploring: Babies use all of their senses to explore their environment. Remember, your baby is encountering things for the first time. Babies use their mouths ... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Every baby develops at a different pace and that's ok. Most babies by 12 months are babbling, understand their name and some may have a few words. It... Read More
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Yes: Many people who have allergies are allergic to house dust. Running the forced hot air can circulate this in the house. Using a good filter in the he... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
3-4 days: Milk production varies by the individual, but for most women, they begin to notice an increased milk supply around the 3rd to 4th day after birth. Do... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Arching back/fussy: Most infants spit up, but otherwise gain weight well and are happy. Infants who spit up and seem to be very uncomfortable might have gerd. These inf... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Good question. When an infant has a uti, we get concerned that there might be something anatomically that puts them at risk. Pediatricians will ofte... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: The aap recommends not introducing cow's milk to your infant until his/her 1st birthday. For the first year of life, the ideal liquid is breast milk... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
5: The dtap vaccine protects against 3 diseases- diptheria, tetanus and pertussis. The vaccine series consists of 5 doses- at 2 month, 4 months, 6 month... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: There is no set pattern for infant teeth eruption and no set time frame. Most infants start to have their first tooth erupt between 6-9 months, though... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Water: Women who are breastfeeding need to ensure that they stay well hydrated. Eating well balanced meals and drinking plenty of water are very important t... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Fever reducing meds: Fever is almost always a sign of infection, but whether you should be concerned depends on other factors (height of fever, duration, patient's age and... Read More
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Relax: Not stressing the flight is probably the best tip. Most of the time, the flight is uneventful and the infant does wonderfully. Sometimes infants do ... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Most infants are born with bow legs. As they go from infants to toddlers, the bow legs often resolve. If your toddler still has bow legs by age 2 or... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Babies bowel movements can vary in frequency. Some babies have bowel movements with each feed and some babies have bowel movements every few days. T... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to fully immunize your child. Few medical interventions in history have had a greater impa... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Many babies have rashes in the first few weeks after birth. One common rash is called erythema toxicum neonatorum. It's a scary sounding name for a ... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
After nursing: Assuming your nursing your infant as well, the best time to pump is immediately after your infant finishes nursing. This way you fully empty your bre... Read More
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Crying excessively: Pediatricians define colic as crying for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days per week, usually for 3 weeks or longer. There is usually no discernible rea... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Remove it gently: First of all...Don't panic! ticks are common, and most bites are harmless, but you do want to remove them because they can spread disease. The eas... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, but it depends on their age. Most infants are born bow legged, which resolves usually by age two. By age three, many children have knock-knees.... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
None needed: Cradle cap does not usually need to be treated. If it seems to be bothering the infant (or the parent), you can remove it by applying a lubricant (ba... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not necessarily: The immune system is very complex, so there are many variables that will affect whether your infant will get ear infections. Most ear infections occu... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Children who have asthma may have symptoms during the night, the major one being a nighttime dry cough. Benadryl(diphenhydramine) is an antihistamin... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Breast milk is the gold standard of infant nutrition and it is our responsibility as physicians to both promote and support healthy breastfeeding. Th... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
On the floor: When playing with children, it's always best to understand the child's developmental stage. 8-month-olds are often beginning to be mobile- usually by... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Infants have an immature nervous system and can have intermittent eye crossing during the first few months of life. As they age this matures and betw... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Change their diaper: Many babies get sleepy during nursing and fall asleep half-way through their feeding. Burping them and changing their diaper are usually effective wa... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. If you're infant is nursing well, gaining weight, well hydrated and appears happy, there is no reason to supplement. You're giving them ... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
At least a 100/min: In 2010, the aha updated their CPR guidelines. One of the changes was that they recommended a compression rate of at least a 100/min, whether it is a... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Certain medicines are safe for nursing and some are not. Medicines that are safe to give directly to infants and medicines that were safe to take whi... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Poor Weight Gain: Breastfeeding is the ideal nutrition for most infants. As long as your infant is gaining weight well and having wet and soiled diapers, you probably ... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, but it is very unlikely. Breast milk usually has 20 kcal/ounce, which is why most infant formulas are made to have the same caloric ratio. If y... Read More
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Usually Around Age 1: Most infants are either cruising (walking holding on to someone's hand or furniture) or walking by age 1. Though that is the norm, development varies... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Preventative Care: The routinely scheduled well visits for babies have multiple components. Growth and nutrition are assessed, anticipatory guidance is given, the infan... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Though it's not very common, infants can get fevers after their vaccination. Vaccinations work by stimulating the immune system and it's the immune r... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
They could be sick: Problems feeding or significant changes in feeding patterns can be a sign that something is wrong with your infant. Every infant can vary their feedi... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Breast milk is best, so there is rarely a reason to have to use formula, assuming nursing is going well. For healthy breastfeeding infants, the only ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
As Soon As Possible: Babies and toddlers brains are programmed to learn language. Regardless of language or culture, all babies and toddlers intuitively pick up language ... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Tracking problems: By two to three months, most infants can track an object with their eyes across the midline (usually a parent's face or an interesting toy). Infants ... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Most babies have sensitive skin and certain materials and detergents can cause irritation. If your baby's skin seems to be irritated and you think it... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Supportive Care: Hand-foot-mouth disease is typically caused by a virus. Since antibiotics don't work on viruses, the goal is to make the patient as comfortable as po... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Maybe: Sore throats, coughing and congestion are usually caused by viruses...Which go away on their own. Well appearing infants without fever do not need to... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mandelbaum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mandelbaum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks Doc. I thoughtmight be his allergies exacerbating his asthma. I'll ask his pediateician about this. Thanks again. HealthTap rocks!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you sir for your help it relives me as a mom
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1997MD

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