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Pediatricians Gladstone MO

Pediatricians are experts in the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. See below to find local pediatricians in Gladstone that give access to eating disorder treatments, infectious disease control, children's growth tracking, immunizations, and common childhood ailment treatment, as well as advice and content on child development.

Mirza Fatima
(816) 455-1951
101 Northwest Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO
 
Ralph Arthur Herrera, MD
(913) 851-3686
6080 N Oak Trfy
Gladstone, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1996

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Kent A Rogers
(816) 453-1818
101 Nw Englewood Rd
Gladstone, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Stephanie Renee Bays, DO
(816) 436-3204
328 NW 80th St
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2003

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Cline Dan MD
(816) 453-1818
101 Northwest Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO
 
Cassandra Beshears Orellana, DO
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1999

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Buren Anthony MD
(816) 453-1818
101 Northwest Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO
 
Laningham Susan MD
(816) 453-1818
101 Northwest Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO
 
Dr. Charles Jay Siegel
(816) 453-7771
6000 N Oak Trfy Ste 102
Gladstone, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Fatima Mirza, MD
(816) 455-1951
101 North Wenglewood
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Common Infant Ailments

Common Infant Ailments

Most of the ailments your infant may experience are relatively minor, and just a normal part of growing up. In rare cases, it can be the sign of something more serious, but usually, it can be treated easily at home or by your pediatrician. Here are some common infant ailments that many new babies are susceptible to.

Constipation is a common concern for parents, but it's usually nothing to worry about. Babies often cry when they're constipated, so press on your baby's tummy to see if it's causing discomfort. A stool softener can provide relief to a constipated baby. As long as your baby is still having bowel movements the longer a baby goes without one, the larger the stool should be fairly regularly it's probably just gas or abdominal upset.

Colic is one of the most common infant ailments, and causes both parents and child distress. Colicky babies cry frequently, and are fussy for long periods of time. Colic usually starts at about six weeks, and can continue until the baby is around four months old. A colicky baby experiences discomfort that causes the body to become tense, a distended abdomen, and a look of extreme pain. Physicians still aren't sure what exactly causes colic, although it's been linked to allergies, too much milk, or even too small a hole in a bottle nipple. Unfortunately, there's no cure for colic. Parents just have to get through the few months of colic with their baby and cuddling or walking the baby might help.

Another infant ailment that affects a number of babies is jaundice. Jaundice is easily recognizable as the baby's skin and even eyes turn yellow. Although this can be alarming for new parents, jaundice is a very minor condition that will disappear after a few days of breastfeeding. Jaundice is caused by a yellow pigment called bilirubin, which the baby's liver can't filter out. Breastfeeding is the best treatment for jaundice, although in rare cases it may need to be treated with a specia...

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