Nathan’s Doernbecher story

Two-year-old Nathan has been transported by the PANDA (Pediatric And Neonatal Doernbecher Transport) team three times in his short life so far. This year for Halloween, Nathan and his siblings...

Identifying, preventing and treating your child’s constipation

First things first: What is constipation? Constipation is a very common condition in childhood. About 18% of children in the United States ages 4-17 have what’s known as “functional...

Dietitian Q&A: What is “baby-led weaning?”

First things first: What is baby-led weaning? Baby-led weaning is a method of feeding babies complementary foods (i.e., foods other than breastmilk or infant formula that are introduced to provide...

Your flu vaccine questions, answered

Why should my family get vaccinated for flu this season? Last year’s flu season was one of the highest severity flu seasons on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Out of the box?

When it comes to safe sleep initiatives, it pays to stick with what works. Here’s what we know about sleep safety: The best, safest way for a baby to sleep is on her back in a crib or bassinet....

Tips and tricks for feeding toddlers

Good nutrition is an essential component to health, and kids ages 0 to 3 are at a critical window in human development. For toddlers, eating is an important activity that supports their gross and...

2017 in review: Doernbecher’s top stories

We rounded up 10 of the most-read blog posts from 2017. Take a look to see if there are any that you missed! 1. '13 Reasons Why' poses risk to Oregon youth The television series “13 Reasons...

Five ways to help prevent eczema this winter

We’re having a beautiful fall this year! In true Oregon style, our weather went from warm and dry to cold and rainy. The cold weather brings changes to our daily lives. Inside, we’ve turned the...

Baby in a box? What you need to know about safe infant sleep

Every day, 10 babies in the United States die from unsafe sleep. That’s more than the number of children who die from cancer. It is a staggering number, and one that is much higher than I ever...

Spring forward, fall back: time change tips

Adjusting to a new sleep schedule can be tricky, but a little help and a few days of preparation can make all the difference. Elizabeth Super, M.D., pediatrician and children’s sleep specialist...