This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing opens in a new window pediatrician Rosalia Porcelli to answer YOUR questions about parenting from babies to big kids. Is it ever safe to cosleep? If baby is in your room, when should he or she transition out to their own room and crib? When can parents feel comfortable turning off the monitor?
How often do you give your baby a bath? Would it surprise you to hear that most people bathe their babies and kids too often? What is an appropriate bed time for a baby? How about a toddler or big kid? When should kids start brushing with fluoride, if ever?
Day in and day out parenting inspires tons of questions. Different resources provide wildly different answers to seemingly routine questions. For example, grandma dresses baby in four layers, a baby book suggests one layer more than mom and dad, yet walk outside and a passerby admonishes parents for not adding on a blanket. What is the best answer? Dr. Porcelli will discuss the topics above, explain the ins and outs of dressing baby in winter, and much more.
Have questions about parenting? Ask Dr. Rosalia Porcelli LIVE on air: 855-856-1380
Learn more about my guest, Dr. Rosalia Porcelli:
Dr Rosalia Porcelli completed her medical training at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, now Midwestern University, followed by a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at Loyola University. She remained at Loyola for the next 16 years, practicing adult and pediatric primary care on in-patient units and in outpatient clinics. Dr. Porcelli and her family recently moved to Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where she will be starting work shortly at Hawthorn Medical Associates. Beyond work, Dr. Porcelli is also the proud mom of four children, including a 15 year old, a 13 year old, and twin 11 year old’s. In her spare time, Dr. Porcelli enjoys cooking, traveling and running.