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Dr. Mindy Calandro, M.D., F.A.A.P.

'Pediatrician Advice, Mommy Experience, and a little laughter along the way...'

 25 years of schooling to become a pediatrician, and yet I never expected 
 just how much more I would learn in the last 7 years as a mother… 

Pediatric Contributor to WBRZ Channel 2 News

 See me live once a month on Thursday on WBRZ’s 
 4pm News with Brittany Weiss, or click the button 
 below to watch my past segments… 

Come see me at The Baton Rouge Clinic, AMC

 I currently practice 5 days a week in Baton Rouge, LA at The Baton Rouge Clinic on Perkins Road. 
 Click the button below to find out how to contact me at the clinic or set up an appointment. 
 I can’t wait to meet you! 

Latest Post

Becoming Red States

Becoming Red States

Nope..this is not a political post. Instead this is all about the flu! As you can see by the map below, much of the United States is quickly becoming red which indicates the highest level of flu activity. I can assure you that here in South Louisiana, my office has...

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It’s Here

It was only a matter of time.  On July 29, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced the first 4 cases of Zika virus that were acquired through the bite of the Aedes mosquito here in the United States (Florida to be exact), and on August 1st, another 10 cases...

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An Image of Heartbreak

This image. Of all of the images I have seen so far today, this is the one that leaves me absolutely heartbroken and sobbing.  Look at that precious little girl in a beautiful dress with a delicate string of pearls and an expression that is wrought with unimaginable...

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Look for the helpers

Mister Rogers was a wise man.  Not only did I grow up wanting to be his neighbor and travel by trolley to the Neighborhood of Make Believe, but now as an adult and a parent of 3 small children, I find that many of his quotes in regards to children hold such...

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Swaddling 101

Achieving the perfect swaddle, or baby burrito as I often call it, can certainly take some practice!  It is amazing how wiggly 8 pounds of baby can be!  Check out the video above for quick demonstration of how to swaddle your baby in both swaddle blankets as well as...

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Eureka Zika!

UPDATED 1/25/16 Your bags are packed, passport in hand, a great new read is downloaded on your Kindle, and you are all set to jet off to a wonderfully tropical destination in the Caribbean or Mexico.  But before you board that plane, if you have a growing bundle of...

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‘Tis the Season

The signs of Fall are all around us…pumpkin spice flavored EVERYTHING, leggings and riding boots in all the storefronts, and twinkling Christmas lights beginning to adorn the aisles of Hobby Lobby.  It seems we may even be getting those nice Fall temperatures in...

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