#82: Everything you need to know about RSV and your baby

RSV baby sick

On this episode of the My Little Eater Podcast, I’m so excited to have Dr. Nkeiruka Orajiaka, a board certified pediatrician join me to chat about all things RSV and what to look for if you think your baby has it. With the cold and flu season upon us, now is the perfect time to learn more about what RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is, what the typical RSV symptoms are, how to prevent it and when to seek medical care. RSV in babies can be very, very dangerous, mostly because unlike adults, their little bodies just aren’t ready to battle the congestion and breathing difficulties that can follow.

I’ll be the first to admit, when my boys were young I truly didn’t know the difference between RSV and the common cold, but with all the craziness lately with COVID, it’s so important to be diligent! And that’s why I know this information will be so valuable to all of you!

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Additional Resources:

If you’re ready to confidently learn how to feed your baby or toddler to prevent picky eating and raise a happy eater, check out my online courses to learn more and get started now!

BABY LED FEEDING ONLINE COURSE: https://mylittleeater.com/baby-led-feeding/

FEEDING TODDLERS ONLINE COURSE: https://mylittleeater.com/feeding-toddlers/

FEEDING SICK BABIES & TODDLERS: https://mylittleeater.com/food-nutrition-your-sick-baby-toddler/

Dr. Orajiaka’s Bio:

Photo of Dr Nkeiruka Orajiaka, a board certified Pediatrician

Dr. Nkeiruka Orajiaka is a board certified Pediatrician with a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University, New York. She currently practices as an Emergency Medicine Pediatrician in Ohio.

She is a passionate health educator and a strong advocate for children’s health and safety and uses her social media platforms:  @dr_norajiaka and her blog drnkeiru.com to do that.

She has been featured on many media and parenting outlets for both writing and speaking on health, safety and wellness of kids

She is a mom of 3 kids- teen, tween and a preschooler.

Find her at her blog: https://drnkeiru.com/blog/
Follow her on Instagram: @dr_notajiaka 

Skip To…

Welcome to the podcast Dr. Orajiaka! (1:40)

What exactly is RSV? (2:55)

Who can get RSV? (6:19)

The symptoms of RSV and when to seek help (7:35)

Recommendations for handling reduced eating in babies with RSV (11:20)

How to protect your baby against RSV (15:52


meet edwena

Registered pediatric dietitian, mom of two picky-turned-adventurous eater, and the creator of the Texture Timeline™ – an exclusive tool to help move your baby through easy to more advanced purees and finger foods to prevent picky eating.

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