Dr. Scott J. Wolfson

Pediatrics
Old Bethpage, NY
24 years experience male

Locations

Central Long Island Pediatrics

Old Bethpage, NY

Address

700 Old Bethpage Road, Old Bethpage, NY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

(516) 293-8218

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Specialties
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Pediatrics

Adolescent Medicine

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21 Agrees
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
More ways: Besides exercise, as my colleague dr. Baez suggests in her answer here, i recommend finding something your enjoy doing each day/week/month and make th... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
1 years: Once a tooth erupts it should be cared for with a washcloth, fingerbrush, or infant toothbrush. No toothpaste necessary. Dental visits can start anyti... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: If you want to breastfeed, don't stop breastfeeding. It is the best nourishment for a baby and also the cheapest! pick an age when you would like to s... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Anytime is good: At first your baby will be in a mode to feed on demand so you will have some difficulty making any kind of consistent schedule. As she gets older she ... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Travel with caution: You get get back to travel when you feel comfortable going on the trip. Get plenty of rest around your trip and keep yourself healthy. Take the same t... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
May increase milk: Fenugreek is an herb that may help increase milk production.
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: As soon as your baby is able to be held, the providers (nurses, doctors) will make it happen.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Gently, gently.: If you can file them, go for it. You can also clip them but do so very carefully with infant nail clippers. I often get calls from parents who have ac... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Any brand that works: Unfortunately there is no best bottle that i could suggest for your baby. Every baby seems to have a preference as they master the skill of feeding. T... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
? back to you: With this question i ask a question back. How do you think co-sleeping will influence your sex life? In most cases it does put quite a damper on thing... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Yes. Normally infant's bowel movements range from a light yellow or green to brown in color. This is quite dependent on the diet at the time. Once sol... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Double trouble: You can do it. Deep breathing and patience. Double the work and double the rewards. Timing and time management seems to be the key as I am told by my ... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Any years: Anytime you want to have your baby in swim lessons enroll them as long as the program is age appropriate. Some families have their kids in the water a... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Single piece is best: If you decide to use a pacifier get the single piece silicone versions. This way they can't break in half and create a choking hazard. If the material... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: If you are breastfeeding well there is no reason to supplement with formula. Good luck!
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
As early as he grabs: Babies will play with blocks as early as they can hold them, some as early as 4 months. They will examine them and mouth them but don't expect tower b... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Be cautious and use your best judgement. Always be present with your baby when your pet is near her. Acclimating your pet to the new family addition i... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Continue feeding: Use warm compresses, breast massage, and continue feeding to keep the milk flowing. Ibuprofen can help too if you are in pain. Just be sure to take th... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Your own.: Breast milk is still the cheapest and best.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately, this seems to be the case. However it is not definite that if a child was born prematurely they will have learning difficulties. This i... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Only clean the outer part of the ear and don't insert into the hole. You will wind up pushing in more wax then getting it out.
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Use her window: Often with close observation you will find your baby's cues that she is sleepy and in need of a nap. For some its rubbing the eyes, for others its cra... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes and no.: If you can afford to buy and you plan on using it often and/or for multiple newborn/infants go for it. Renting is also just as good but the equipment ... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Hygeine/moisturize: Keep yourself clean and add your breastmilk or a lanolin ointment topically to your nipples to keep them in good condition.
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
None needed: If your baby is breastfeeding exclusively you do not need to give any formula at all.
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Generally all plastic bottles are now bpa free so you can feel safer about the plastics you are using to feed your baby. If you still have your doubts... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Immediately: Your baby can see right away. They can make out some facial features at close range from birth. Sight continues to improve and sharpen about every 2 w... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Comfort is key: Breastfeeding pillows should be somewhat firm, comfortable, and safely cradle the baby. I prefer the pillows that wrap around like a 3/4 donut. The bo... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Enjoy it! (along with a complete healthy well-balanced diet of course!).
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Distracted: Occasionally your baby may not be hungry and just wants to pacify so staying on the breast is not as important. She may then pull away at any distract... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Take your time: Do not rush the situation. Relax. Take a deep breath. First get in a comfortable position and hold your baby without feeling like you are in a struggl... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
4 months and up: Current recommendations are to start your baby on solid foods, rice cereal being a good first choice, at any age after approximately 4 months but no l... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: Cabbage leaves have been used to decrease supply and engorgement when chilled and applied to the breast.
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Help with latching: If it feels like a terrible nipple pinch, you need to try a new latching position. Your baby may not be getting enough breast/nipple into her mouth. S... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: A child will learn all language he is exposed to and will understand and speak both if in equal (or close to equal) amounts.
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: It is unnecessary to wash your nipples after feeding. Simply apply your breastmilk or a lanolin ointment after the feed to help keep them in good cond... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
All about fashion: Find a cover that suits you and covers you well. I don't really think there is necessarily a "best" in this category. I've see an older brother's jack... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
In time: Your breasts should get close to what they were before you breastfed with some new changes. In some cases stretchmarks or a new variation in size is t... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: It is unnecessary to keep your milk at any colder temperature than refrigerated if you are planning to use it. Freeze your milk for storage up to 3 mo... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Wash them thoroughly: You can simply wash them well (i advise using tools dedicated to washing the nipples and bottles) then let them air dry and store them soon after. You... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Normal early on: It is quite normal for a newborn's eyes to wander. If the eyes do not move well together by about 6-8 weeks of life she needs to be evaluated.
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Either one: Regardless of what you choose, frequent changes and gentle care will be your best bet. Skin condition can vary between infants. Air dry between change... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: For babies who need hydration support i recommend using pedialyte or a similar product. This is absorbed much more readily than gatorade which has a m... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Teething tablets seem to help for most of my patients without any side effects. Cold teething items also are soothing for teethers.
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Any months: You can cut your baby's hair anytime you so desire. Some cultures shave or cut the hair very early in life as custom or for religious reasons. I think... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
You can do it!: It can be really difficult. This is why there are so many books on the subject. Oh, the frustration for all us parents. Different babies require diffe... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: The current recommendations are for no television watching before the age of 2 years old. This sometimes becomes inevitable when there are multiple ch... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: As any other traveler will experience an adjustment to a new time zone, so will a baby. Get your baby back into the routine you had established on you... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Well balanced: You should eat a well rounded, healthy diet. Do not skimp on calories or variety.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 24 years experience
After he's a baby: I recommend going without for as long as possible. Your baby doesn't need a blanket. It has been recommended to not use a blanket until 12 months of a... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wolfson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wolfson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! I'm in the health care field & have steri strips on but was just checking since I had 24 hrs for sutures. Thank you!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you, I'm was planning on calling tomorrow for an appointment... I just want him better already...
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you for letting me know to not give my son something that would hurt him.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Israel
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

JACOBI MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2002

Awards

Top Pediatrician, Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Pediatrician, First Place, New York - Spring
2014
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