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Dr. Julia Sundel

Pediatrics
New York, NY
19 years experience female

Locations

NYU Langone Pediatric Associates- Irving Place

New York, NY

Address

67 Irving Place, 8th floor, New York, NY, United States
Directions

Fax

6467547524

About

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

85 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Blocked tear duct: Have no fear! it's very common in babies. You can massage the tear duct a few times a day with your finger. Wash your hands, place your index fin... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Sure!: Exercise reduces stress. Stress hormones like cortisol increase oil production which lead to inflammation and break outs. Just wear sunblock if you're... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Practice: I would keep trying. Every baby is different. Some are more social while others need time to warm up to people. You can set up play dates or attend b... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
This is normal: Babies lose 5-10% of their weight the first week. Most babies regain their birth weight by 10 days of life.
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
No: No. It is not necessary. Low-fat milk is fine. Try to drink organic and artificial growth hormone free milk.
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
First milk: It is the first milk made in the breast. It is high in antibodies and protein and low in fat. It is very concentrated. Your baby does not need to ing... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Lung infection: Bronchiolitis is an infection of the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs (bronchioles). The small airways become inflamed, swollen and filled with ... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
No: Although many babies burp on their own when nursing, it's still a good idea to burp your baby. You can burp in between breasts or at the end of a fee... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Protect your baby: Make sure all household members are vaccinated as well as caregivers.
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
No: Your child may need a tube placed in the eardrum. The tympanostomy tube can help drain fluid that's present due to an infection.
A member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Play with your baby: You are your baby's first playmate. Talk to her, sing to her and make faces. Respond to your baby when she is hungry, cranky or tired. She will lear... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Flu shot, hand wash: You and your family should get the flu shot. Young children are at high risk for complications from the flu. Wash your hands frequently with soap and... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Frequent burping: Keep your baby in an upright position during and 30 min after a feeding. Burp frequently during and after feedings. Give smaller, more frequent feedin... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Blood test: Your baby can look pale, feel tired, sleep more than usual and/or have a decreased appetite. Often times, a baby won't have any symptoms and the defic... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Streaks, blisters: The allergic rash can cause itching, burning and blistering 1-2 days after contact with poison oak. The blisters may ooze clear fluid and may be diff... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
9 months: Most babies start to cruise (move around while holding on to furniture) at 9 months. Other motor milestones at 9 months include crawling and pulling t... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes: Some babies develop a flattened head (positional plagiocephaly) due to spending a lot of time on their backs. The soft bones of the scalp facilitate ... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes: Vaccinations protect your baby from disease.
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Chemicals: Avoid harsh soaps, shampoos and detergents. Use anti-dandruff shampoo (selsun blue, head and shoulders, neutrogena t/gel) 2-3x/week. Your doctor may... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes: It is free of pesticides. Pesticides are linked to cancer, autism, ADHD and reproductive problems.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
400 : 400 i.U. The same as for a baby. Toddlers should have 500 milligrams of calcium a day.
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Common cold: Early symptoms include runny nose, stuffiness, mild cough and sneezing. A few days later, more serious symptoms develop such as fever, trouble breath... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
No need: Colds are due to viruses. Antibiotics won't help. They are used for bacterial infections. Save them for when they truly are needed. Frequent use of a... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
No: This has not been proven.The rate of autism has been rising steadily over the past 30 years. This has been the pattern even before the MMR vaccine was... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
No: The vaccine is safe and effective. Chicken pox causes an itchy and uncomfortable rash that takes many days to heal. It also causes fever and weaknes... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Weight gain: Your baby may not eat too much the first few days. Babies are not often born with huge appetites. Your baby will lose weight initially but regain the ... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
4-11 mos: Your baby should way at least 18 lbs in order to wear a flotation device on the boat. This could be anywhere for 4-11 months of age.
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
6 months: This is a good time to introduce meat because your baby's iron stores will have been used up. Meat, especially red meat, is iron-rich. Start with s... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Fridge: You can store breast milk in the refrigerator for up to 8 days and in the freezer compartment for up to 2 weeks. If your freezer has a separate door,... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes: Although it may look very serious, your baby is suffering from a common problem. Gastroesophageal reflux (ger) occurs in more than half of all babies... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
12 months: Citrus fruits may cause allergies, rash and/or vomiting. It is better to introduce small amounts gradually over a few days after your baby turns 1.
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Tilt the bottle: Tilt the bottle up so that formula fills the nipple. You want to be sure that your baby swallows as little air as possible. You want the formula to c... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes: This is a sign of meningitis. It could also be due to hydrocephalus (fluid buildup in the skull). Call your pediatrician right away.
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Fluids: You want to replace the loss of fluids. An oral rehydration solution (ors) such as pedialyte provides the appropriate amount of electrolytes. If you... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Grain, fruit, veggie: You can introduce these foods at 4 months of age: rice, barley, oat, banana, avocado, apple, pear, acorn/butternut squash, sweet potato, green beans. ... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Many: Hepatitis a, hepatitis b, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hib, pneumococcal disease, polio, rotavirus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and influenz... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Training: You should look for a provider that has infant and child CPR training as well as training in first aid. The provider should also have a license to op... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Comfort: Get comfortable. Experiment with positions. Bring your breast to your baby. Make sure your baby latches onto the areola along with the nipple. Thi... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Creams: First, you can alleviate the rash by changing your baby's soap and lotion. Try a mild soap such as cetaphil or dove for sensitive skin. Good moisuriz... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Sensitive: Many babies have sensitive skin. Make sure to use a dye-free, scent-free detergent. Also, a mild soap such as cetaphil of dove for sensitive skin shou... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes: This is your baby's way of communicating and usually occurs around 1-2 months of age. Your baby may also communicate by smiling, laughing or crying.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Ring: Ringworm causes an itchy, raised, red patch with normal coloring in the center. It is not really a worm.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Clean and massage: Your baby has a clogged tear duct. This is very common. First, you can wipe off the discharge with a clean washcloth 2-3 x/day. Then, you can massa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes: It should be alcohol free. Otherwise, just clean your baby the old fashioned way- with soap and water.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
It depends: Overweight or obese females may enter puberty earlier. In obese males, puberty may be delayed.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes: Fish oil and probiotics are great for children and adults with autism. They are safe and effective. Valerian and lemon balm are relaxing. You can al... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
12-36 months: You should wait until 12 months to introduce nuts to your child. You may even wait until 24-36 months of age if there is a family history of food al... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Nystatin: Make an appt with doctor. It is easy to treat.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
4: It is ok when up until 4 years of age. You may begin weaning at 18 months. Pacifier use may cause tooth misalignment and frequent ear infections.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Protein, veggies: Grilled chicken, turkey, grilled fish, beans, steamed vegetables, whole grains (brown rice, barley, quinoa), fresh fruit, sorbet.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

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