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Dr. Michael Pappas

Pediatrics
TOLEDO, OH
24 years experience male

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Office

TOLEDO, 0

Address

4405 N HOLLAND SYLVANIA RD, STE 102, TOLEDO
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

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29 Answers
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Sure, they probably have their minds on something funner. Children don't have a long attention span, and would rather listen to fun things than instru... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: There is nothing wrong with mixing formula and breast-milk, especially if you do not have enough breast-milk in to feed your baby. Of course the best ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Fenugreek is a herb that has been around for a long time. It can increase milk production in some mothers. If taken, milk production generally improve... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Absolutely! the world is free of smallpox that at once was a devastating disease. Polio is almost completely gone. It wasn't long ago, when families ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Mid teen months: Your baby starts having s multiple word vocabulary by 18 months of age. By introducing your child to polite words right from birth, and using them wit... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
10 hours at room temp: 10 hours at room temp 1 week in the refrigerator 3-4 months in freezer (not a mini fridge with freezer inside).
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: As long as your breast-milk was saved/preserved correctly there is nothing wrong with mixing your milk together.
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Test with fun stuff: The easy answer is to try something that he will want to do first. For example, "get the cracker on the table" when he is hungry will help you determi... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Vaccine safety and efficacy is done in a structured scientific environment. Testing is done to ensure the utmost of safety as well. The center for dis... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
1-10 days: Your pre milk or colostrum is probably already in, but your full milk supply can take a few days or more especially for the first time mom. A baby's c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Not much: Percentiles compare us to others at the same age. If we are in the 80th height percentile, then we are taller than 80 out of 100 kids the same age. We... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Discomfort/Fear: We all cry for similar reasons: fear, discomfort, and hunger. If you know your baby's tummy is full, the most common reasons are teeth or bad dreams (... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Warm washcloth: Hello, babies are really a lot cleaner than we (adults) are. The only real dirty place on a baby is the diaper area. There is no real reason to cle... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Make him take part: By including your toddler during breastfeeding, he/she can become part of the team. Your toddler can hold your baby's hand, hand you the burp towel an... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Around 18 months: Every child is different, but by the late teen months, children can begin to understand the topic. Time out must be accompanied by a brief explanation... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: Flat spots on babies' heads do not occur because they sleep on their backs, but may occur if they spend most of their day in the same position. It's v... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Sure, we know what we can get away with our parents, but we don't know what others will let us do. Our own kids push our buttons more, and we can be r... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Gentle reassurance: By being there for your child, and using soothing techniques: quiet voice and gentle touch, he/she will eventually realize that you will make him/her ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Good burp: Feeding in smaller quantities and burping between feeds will lessen stomach gas which will lead to other types of gas...If you know what i mean. Some ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Like a map: The growth chart is read like a map. When you look for a spot on the map, you need 2 reference points: the x axis (horizontal line at the bottom) and ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No benefits: Delaying your child's vaccinations will delay protecting your child from diseases that are waiting for them. That leaves them at risk. If your child i... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: The only medical reasons for postponing your child's scheduled vaccinations, are a fever over 101 (add a degree if you take it under the armpit), the ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Organic has criteria: Organic is a term which means foods need to meet 3 main criteria: no pesticides no hormones no antibiotics foods are not considered organic if they a... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: New babies just want a few basic things: food, protection/love, and to be clean. They need us at this age, and want us to be there for them. So, by ho... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Every 4 hours: New babies eat whenever they feel like. As the newborn grows and approaches 6-8 weeks of age, he/she will feed about every 4 hours. As he/she continue... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
If he/she is full: If your baby has a strong suck, can take 2-3 ounces in 10 to 15 minutes, and is full afterward, then that nipple works. You can spend a lot of money ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: By skipping a feeding, you will decrease your milk supply. The more your baby nurses, the more your body knows to make more milk for him/her, and the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: Doesn't sound like a big deal...Your arm is there, so why not just suck on it? Makes sense to your little one. Eventually, your little one will move o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Help hold and burp: I can answer this as a father as well as a pediatrician. Sometimes, with a newborn you just don't have a lot of direct contact, because mom does most ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pappas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pappas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

America's Top Pediatricians
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