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This week on MD for Moms, I interview Pediatrician Dr. Susan Walker and we discuss all the questions new parents have about their infant, baby, and toddler’s growth, development, and sleep. Parents are not sent home from the hospital with a true playbook, and in the age of COVID, supports and guidance in the form of grandparents or other supports in the home are difficult to find. New parents understandably are unsure about many things, like scheduling feeding, safe sleep habits, use of things like the SNOO, how often a baby should poop and more. Parents are also often uncertain about how much sleep a baby and a toddler should get, and what to do if they wake up super early in the morning. How can parents set appropriate, healthy and safe boundaries for their kids while still allowing them to grow and, most importantly, have fun?
We also delve into how COVID impacts kids and what to look for if you think your child was exposed. With more adults being vaccinated, the question remains about how much kids can follow and safely engage with others before being vaccinated. Answers to these questions and many more on this week’s MD for Moms.
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Learn more about my guest, Dr. Susan Walker
Susan Walker, MD, MS, FAAP is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.
In addition to her medical degrees, Dr. Walker holds a Certificate in Medical Education from Michigan State University and an Advanced Certificate in Children’s Literature from Stony Brook University. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has authored publications in the fields of molecular biology and medical education.
After completing her residency and chief residency in Pediatricsat Stony Brook Medicine, she began practice at Stony Brook Primary Care in Center Moriches, assuming physician leadership of the office in 2017.
Dr. Walker’s interests include resident medical education and physician wellness. She designed and implemented a monthly outpatient primary care curriculum for pediatric residents at Stony Brook and is currently conducting research on methods to improve physician wellness in outpatient primary care.