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Tanya R. Altmann, MD, FAAP

Tanya R. Altmann, MD, FAAPTanya R. Altmann, MD, FAAP



Pediatrics

10 Answers112 Followers69 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP, is a nationally recognized author, parenting expert, and media spokesperson. A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Altmann is a designated spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, communicating complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts.

Quoted in more than 100 periodicals, including Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times and Parents magazine, Altmann has reported for KEYT (the ABC affiliate in Santa Barbara) and the PBS parenting show A Place of Our Own and served as a nutrition expert on the Food Network program Weighing In. Altmann was a columnist for Los Angeles Family magazine, hosts a question and answer column for Modern Mom, and teaches monthly parenting workshops. She is editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics parenting book The Wonder Years and a contributing author for the Experts Guide to the Baby Years. She is on the editorial board of the American Academy of Pediatrics' best-selling parenting book Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 and Healthy Children magazine. Altmann serves on the board of the National Association of Medical Communicators and the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Media.

Credentials

Organization Affiliations:
  • Community Pediatrics, Westlake, CA
  • Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
 

My Answers

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A. ... Generally speaking, she can be around other kids once her fever has been gone for 24 hours and she is feeling better. If your child has been...
A. ... Night terrors and nightmares are very different. Night terrors usually occur in the first third of the night. The typical scenario is a child...
A. Colic is when a baby, for no apparent reason, is really fussy and cries for hours at a time, often at the same time every day. Some parents call it...
A. Colic typically starts when a baby is about 3 weeks old, and usually ends at about 3 months, so babies do typically outgrow it.
A. Of course, every baby is different, but there are several things parents can try to soothe a colicky baby: For younger infants, a good, tight swaddle...
A. A teething baby often likes to suck, chew, and gnaw on things. Teething rings can help, or often, I’ll have parents get a washcloth wet, then twist...
A. It depends on the age of the baby you’re talking about. In the first two or three months of life, you just can’t spoil infants, so by all means pick...
A. Crying is not dangerous to your baby. It’s not going to cause brain damage, and they’re not going to stop breathing. There is, however, something...
A. I don’t know that I see many parents making mistakes, but I like to let parents know it’s completely normal to feel helpless and frustrated and at...