Recent Posts by Dr. Samantha Castellino


1. What Can You Expect During Teething? Teething is the normal process of new teeth pushing through gums, and this process takes time. While teething you may expect increased drooling of saliva, and desire to chew, mild gum pain, slighlty swollen gums over erupting tooth, changes in appetite, irritability and low grade fever (<100F). 2.…
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8 Frequently Asked Questions About Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures are convulsions (severe shaking of the body) that occur in a child who is between six months and six years of age and has a temperature greater than 100.4ºF (38ºC). Most febrile seizures last a minute or two, but they can range from a few seconds to more than 15 minutes. Here are some of the most…
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9 Questions to Ask Before Starting Complementary Feeding

Complementary feeding is the process of feeding foods other than mother’s milk for meeting his or her nutritional requirements. This process starts when breast milk alone is no longer sufficient for the infant, and hence other foods and liquids are needed. But before starting complementary feeding for your baby, make sure you ask these questions to your…
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