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Pediatricians Westminster CO

Pediatricians are experts in the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. See below to find local pediatricians in Westminster 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.

Mile High Otolaryngology-Dr Todd Beatty
(303) 487-0834
8300 Alcott Street Suite 302
Westminster, CO
 
Dr. Kelley Charlene Du Ford
(720) 962-9347
Unit A 3076 W 112th Ct
Westminster, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Abby Lise Bleistein, MD
(937) 885-4508
8753 Yates Dr Ste 110
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1997

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Kelley Charlene Du Ford, MD
(720) 962-9347
Unit A 3076 W 112th Ct
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2003

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Susan E Zeff Spoerke, MD
(303) 430-0823
8889 Fox Dr
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr. Abby Lise Bleistein
(937) 885-4508
8753 Yates Dr Ste 110
Westminster, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Boyle Sheila R MD
(303) 426-5000
9101 Harlan Street Suite 155
Westminster, CO
 
Dr. Donna Lynn Ackerman
(303) 584-7950
Westminster, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

McClellan Michael D MD
(303) 427-1601
51 West 84th Avenue
Denver, CO
 
Esson Matthew L MD
(303) 430-7000
8800 Fox Drive
Denver, CO
 
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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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