The team at Tidelands Health Women’s Center helps families navigate pregnancy and childbirth every day. Now, one of the practice’s physicians – Dr. Monica Selander – has invited us to be part of the journey as she and her husband, Tidelands Health orthopedic surgeon Dr. Earl Han, welcome a second child to their family. Follow us on Facebook, check out our Twitter feed and stop back here often to get the latest updates.
Weight is often a hot topic when a baby is born. At birth and during a child’s early months, people often ask how much baby weighs.
Curiosity about pounds and ounces is more than a polite pleasantry. Weight gain is an important indicator of baby’s health and development.
As a physician, Tidelands Health OB-GYN Dr. Monica Selander knows the importance of monitoring an infant’s weight, but she also has personal experience as a mother. Weight gain is something she’s had to pay especially close attention to following the birth of her second child, Luna, on June 24.
Only weeks after birth, Luna was diagnosed with laryngomalacia and mild to moderate acid reflux.
Laryngomalacia is the softening of tissues of the larynx, and is the most common cause of noisy breathing in infants. The larynx isn’t formed correctly at birth, which causes the tissue to partially block the airway. Reflux occurs when food backs up from the stomach, causing the baby to spit up.