Rainbow Pediatrics
Fayetteville Office
1327 Robeson St.

(910) 486-5437
Fayetteville Office
341 S. McPherson
Church Rd
(910) 920-4428
Hope Mills Office
4469 S. Main St.

(910) 426-5430
Raeford Office
142 Paraclete Dr.

(910) 904-0404

pediatric provider

Let’s face it; most humans, even the little ones, love sweet and savory foods. It is our job as parents to teach children the benefits of eating nutritious foods from a young age and before their sweet minds are shown the “dark side” from their friends at school. Yes, brainwash those little sweeties into becoming […]

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Teaching children responsibility should begin at a young age. Independence breeds confidence, and we all want our kids to grow up to be confident adults. However, many parents unknowingly keep kids from doing things they are perfectly able to complete for themselves. This is often because they are unaware of what their child is capable […]

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“Please, mom. Can I have a Coke? Johnny’s mom lets him have sodas.” Parents everywhere face this question on a daily basis. While most are willing to accept that sugary, caffeinated beverages are not the best drink choice for children, many don’t understand the reasoning. Here are eight clinically proven reasons why sugary, caffeinated drinks […]

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An allergy we rarely saw as children appears rampant today. It’s hard to find an elementary school classroom that doesn’t have at least one child with a peanut allergy. This has caused many schools to ban nuts altogether. So what gives? The amount of children with peanut allergies has doubled in the past decade. What’s […]

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Laura’s beautiful new baby boy is the apple of her eye. How peaceful his precious face looks when asleep. That is until he reached two weeks of age and everything changed. During the day he acted like a normal infant, however at night he was inconsolable. He would cry for hours at a time and […]

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Puberty is an exciting time in a young girl’s life. It is a signal that their bodies are healthy and are changing from that of a girl’s to a woman’s. Yet it is also a very confusing time, filled with many questions and concerns. Here are the three most common and important questions on puberty […]

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The sniffling, sneezing and rashes caused by the onslaught of unknown allergies can bring a child to tears – literally and figuratively. Finding out the cause of your child’s discomfort is something most parents are eager to learn, yet unsure of the best way to do so. Allergies are the primary cause of chronic nasal […]

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Pencils, notebooks, scissors and crayons are filling the backpacks of millions of Americans in preparation for the start of a new school year. One thing that many children are lacking, however, can dramatically affect their academic performance.

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As millions of Americans make summer travel plans to new and exciting places, one of the last things anyone wants to worry about is contracting a dangerous virus. This is especially true for pregnant women or those trying to become pregnant.

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Most parents want to help their children grow into calm and easy-going adults. Yet, some children seem wired from a young age to be more susceptible to the stressors of life. Anxiety is a normal emotion that is often triggered by stress. It can appear as worry, apprehension, fear or distress. As children grow, they […]

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Breast milk truly is the best source of nutrition for babies during their first year of life. It contains the nutrients needed to help them develop properly while providing needed protection from many illnesses. Breastfeeding is also great for moms as it can help shed the pounds gained during pregnancy more quickly and allow them […]

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Making the annual trek to the pediatrician’s office for a well-child checkup is an important part of maintaining your child’s overall health. Not only does it allow the pediatric provider a chance to monitor their physical health and development, while immunizing them against certain diseases and illnesses, it also provides an opportunity to assess their cognitive […]

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Hearing is a precious gift, yet its’ loss is often slow and without symptoms. There are many things that can cause hearing loss in a child including frequent ear infections, viral and bacterial infections, a head injury and exposure to very loud noises. Approximately one in five teens have some form of hearing loss, which […]

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Despite the unusually warm winter we are experiencing, our smallest family members remain at risk for getting sick, and one bug in particular can land them in the emergency room. RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a highly contagious respiratory virus that can often lead to infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract and […]

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As parents, we want our children to succeed. Yet when we see them struggling in school and other areas of their life, we do what we can to help them. For the more than 6.4 million children diagnosed with ADHD, the choice of how to help is not clear-cut. The highly controversial debate about the […]

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There are many misconceptions about raising the child with Down syndrome. Fear is a common initial reaction by parents when learning their child has Down syndrome. One thing that experienced parents of Down syndrome children can agree upon is that raising a child with Down syndrome is nothing to be feared.

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A common question parents are faced with each fall is whether or not to vaccinate their child (and themselves) against the flu. The influenza is responsible for approximately 24,000 deaths each year. However, the controversy surrounding last years’ vaccines’ efficacy has created even more doubt in the minds of parents as to whether or not […]

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The goal of most parents is to raise children that have a positive self-image and are healthy. Yet, many find this challenging in such a media and appearance-centric society. Children are mistakenly learning at a very young age that the outer appearance is what matters. The impact this line of thinking has on young minds […]

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Immunizations are a hot topic in the media. Many proponents and opponents of vaccines have made their opinions known, sometimes without facts to back up their claims. Each year thousands of children are hospitalized by illnesses that could have been prevented had immunizations been administered.

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The health of our children is a top priority for parents. We want our kids to grow to be successful in everything life has in store for them, socially, academically and physically. Yet mental health can impact a child’s ability to lead a normal life. Identifying mental health illness in children is often left to […]

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