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How a Hole in the Wall Can Save a Child's Life
Lois K. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAP
(July 6, 2017​)​

The dresser. To most adults, this looks simply like what it is -- a piece of furniture used to store clothing.  Toddlers, however, may see something entirely different. Often, they quickly discover inviting “steps” – otherwise known as drawers – that sometimes stick out, providing a perfect path to climb up to the toys, trinkets and adventure that appears to await them on top.


Six-week-old Lilly was born premature and is struggling to gain weight.  She needs regular weight checks to monitor her progress, breastfeeding support for her mother, and a nutritionist to ensure her caloric intake is sufficient. Lilly’s difficulties are particularly stressful for her mother because the family lives in a rural county in northeast Texas with limited healthcare resources. - See more at: https://www.aap.org/en-us/aap-voices/Pages/Dont_Cut-a-Vital-Lifeline-for-Rural-Children.aspx#sthash.vR5TAeWZ.dpuf
Six-week-old Lilly was born premature and is struggling to gain weight.  She needs regular weight checks to monitor her progress, breastfeeding support for her mother, and a nutritionist to ensure her caloric intake is sufficient. Lilly’s difficulties are particularly stressful for her mother because the family lives in a rural county in northeast Texas with limited healthcare resources. - See more at: https://www.aap.org/en-us/aap-voices/Pages/Dont_Cut-a-Vital-Lifeline-for-Rural-Children.aspx#sthash.vR5TAeWZ.dpuf

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