This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing opens in a new windowDr Jennifer Trachtenberg, known to her patients as Dr. Jen, about raising healthy, happy kids as part of the Mama Docs on Call Series. Dr. Jen is an expert in all things kid-related from birth through adolescence, and we will tap into her expertise to answer questions parents grapple with daily.
Some of the many things we will focus on include: What are possible signs of neuro-developmental delay and of autism in infants and toddlers? When should a parent seek early intervention for their child? How much screen time is appropriate for kids at various ages? Is playing with an iPad dangerous for toddlers? Is it ok to put Sesame Street on for a toddler? These topics and so many more will explored on this week’s MD for Moms.
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“Dr. Jen is one crazy good pediatrician who is great at rearing healthy kids. I trust her in all things kid-like. She keeps it real and you can relate to her just like her patients and parents do. She is the Dr. Mom to many”– Dr. Mehmet Oz
Learn more about my guest, Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg:
Pediatrician Jennifer Trachtenberg, MD – known to her patients as Dr. Jen – is a nationally renowned parenting expert, board-certified pediatrician, the co-founder of Baby Bundle App, and has maintained a successful private pediatric practice in New York City for the past 20 years. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and mother of three children. Dr. Jen has appeared numerous times on NBC’s TODAY show, CNN, and Fox News, contributes regularly with health and parenting topics, including child development, childhood obesity and sleep issues to Baby Chat TV, Fatherly and RosiePope.com. She has published two parenting books, The Smart Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Kids through Check Ups, Illnesses and Accidents (2010), and Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children (2007).
Dr. Jen Trachtenberg’s mission is to maximize the potential that is within every child. Her lifework as a pediatrician and parenting expert emphasizes the importance of a child’s emotional, behavioral and physical well being, while focusing on improving social and environmental factors to reduce the risk of chronic disease in adulthood.
During her free time, Dr. Jen enjoys reading, yoga, playing with her kids outdoors, nature walks, bicycling, and swimming. She and her husband live just outside of New York City, where they are raising their three children.