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You're invited! Doctor to answer parenting questions on Twitter

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

Hey, moms. I just wanted to pass along some information about an event that I'm really excited about. If you aren't busy tomorrow at 11 am (I know, I know, if you're a mom you're always busy. I'm with ya) you should check out this Twitter chat that St. Louis Children's Hospital is doing. It's a chance for you to interact with a pediatrician and other moms and get some of your questions answered. This particular Twitter chat is for moms of infants and toddlers and is focused specifically on feeding questions. I feel like I am the mom of the pickiest 15-month-old on the planet, so I'll be asking a ton of questions!

So, take a minute and check it out tomorrow. All of the details on how to get involved are posted below. If you aren't on Twitter, you can create an account pretty quickly and it's painless. It might be worth it for something like this. And, if you're already on Twitter, follow me @aftonspriggs.

Hope to tweet with you tomorrow!

Please Join St. Louis Children’s Hospital Pediatrician, Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, On Friday, January 22 at 11a.m CST, for the Second Installment of #Drchat on Twitter
Hour-Long Chat Focused on Answering Your Questions about Infant and Toddler Feeding*
Please join us for the second installment of #drchat on Twitter on January 22 at 11am. CST . Our return host Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D. and pediatric hospitalist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, will be available, live, to answer your questions related to infant and toddler feeding.
Did you know that by the time they’re six months old, less than half the babies in the U.S. receive any breast milk at all? Dr. Berchelmann will explain the benefits of the breast, and offer some tips to help moms – and dads – succeed.
When is it safe to introduce rice cereal to your baby’s diet? Dr. Berchelmann shares thoughts on timing this nutritional milestone, and making sure your delivery method is developmentally safe.
Are there certain foods that can hurt your baby? When is it safe to start testing these restricted foods, and is your baby more at risk than others?
As a board-certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Berchelmann will provide answers and insight regarding the numerous questions parents may have about feeding their children. As caregivers, it’s always helpful to have access to a resource that helps us to navigate the waters in sometimes-uncharted territory. Dr. Berchelmann brings us not only a vast medical background, but as a mother of three, she can share her own hands-on experiences with parents facing various issues when it comes to feeding!
* The #drchat on Twitter is intended as a reference and information source only. If you suspect your child has a health problem, you should seek immediate care with the appropriate health care professionals. Information contained in this chat is not a substitute for professional care, and must not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. For help finding a doctor, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Answer Line may be of assistance at 314.454.KIDS. BJC HealthCare assumes no liability for the information contained in #drchat or for its use.
For more information:
Who: Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital
What: Live Twitter Chat; Questions and answers posted in real-time. Please follow the #drchat to post questions and to follow the conversation.
When: Live #drchat takes place January 11, 2010 11 a.m. CST
How: Follow St Louis Children’s Hospital (@STLChildrens,) on Twitter using the #drchat tag.

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