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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

Got Milk? Need Milk? Maybe not…

Got Milk? Need Milk? Maybe not…

  Ahhh the first birthday!  In the blink of an eye, a year has gone by and after the party is over and the smash cake has been cleaned off of your little one’s face, you realize you now have a toddler on your hands.  Perhaps one of the biggest questions I get...

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A Storm Without a Name

Devastation. It is all around us. “You can expect rain for the next week or so.”  That was the forecast from last week for here in Southern Louisiana…Baton Rouge to be exact.  It started on Thursday with our “typical” summer afternoon shower, but...

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Twas the night before kindergarten

  As I sit here tonight, I am filled with a mix of emotion.  I will put my first born on a school bus tomorrow morning that will whisk him off to his first day of Kindergarten.  He is so excited! I have not let him see my tears that start streaming down my face...

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Your Best Protection

If there is a mosquito within a 1 mile radius, it will find me.  I am that person in the family that mosquitos seem to love which my husband finds as a convenient thing for him.  Unfortunately, my two boys, Mr. J and Mr. L, “inherited” this trait from me.  Not only do...

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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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