Doctor Q&A for Dr. Scott Tomaine

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Poinsettas are not poisonous. If your toddler ate a significant amount of the plant, he or she might get a stomach ache or have some vomiting / diarr... Read More
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Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Let others know: Stranger anxiety is a normal part of infant/toddler development and some have more than others. If your baby seems to be very anxious around those sh... Read More
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Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Dangerous disease: Newborns are at risk of hepatits b if the mom is infected and doesn't know it. Some people are silent carriers of this disease. I recommend it at bi... Read More
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Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: All pediatric vaccines are safe and effective and should be given at the recommended time and on the recommended schedule. Vaccines have saved countl... Read More
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Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately, cosleeping is a cause of many infant deaths and injuries each year. It is currently not recommended to sleep next to your baby.
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Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: The key to infant sleep is teaching your baby to fall asleep on his or her own. Infants who fall asleep at the breast, or in your arms, have trouble ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Never give your baby anything to try and help them sleep. This is extremely dangerous. Just because something is labeled an herb, or sold in a healt... Read More
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Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 22 years experience
It usually is not: Most of the time stomach bugs are caused by viruses rather than bacteria, and most of the bacterial causes are usually not treated in children. Bacte... Read More
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Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Person to person: The flu is spread like any other cold virus, through close contact with an infected person. The flu, however, can have more serious complications tha... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Gender has nothing to do with infant sleep. Bad sleep is usually caused by bad habits. Try to start a bedtime routine early and try to get your baby... Read More
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