Sunday, August 9, 2020

Life of Dr. Mom is a health and medical mom blog designed for the modern parent whom struggles with balancing family, work, and fun. With her experience working in women health, postnatal care, mental health, and Pediatrics, Dr. Mom works to educate the modern mom with the most relevant up-to-date medical evidence to support families and the healthy development of their children.

Essential oils are widely used for a variety of reasons.  Some people use them for everyday wellness, while others just enjoy their smell.  Whatever your reason is for using essential oils, it is important to know about their proper use and safety.   This is especially important...
Plugged milk ducts can be an uncomfortable complication of breastfeeding.  It is estimated that up to two-thirds of breastfeeding women experience a plugged milk duct at some point.  A plugged milk duct is a small area of breast tissue that does not drain milk adequately and causes swelling.  How Do...
There comes a time when a mother and child’s breastfeeding relationship will come to an end.  This is a very personal decision that a mother must make for her and her child.   This decision can come with a lot of mixed emotions – but rest assured, this is completely...
A month ago for an entire week, Madi has woken up suddenly in the middle of the night from nightmares. She is in tears and terrified of the spooky monsters running around her room.  To calm her down, I would end up cuddling her and sleeping with her...

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Is Spanking Bad for your Child: Controversies and Childhood Outcomes

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Guest Post: Toddler Morning Routines

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Why We Need to Vaccinate as a Society

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Breastfeeding and Plugged Ducts

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How to Manage Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy?

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Guest Post: How To Survive The Stress Of The Christmas Season

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Managing Mosquito Bites

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What is a Yeast Infection And What Can You Do About it?

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Screen Time and Young Children

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Learn More About the 6 Signs of Coffee Withdrawal

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Do Probiotics Help for Colic?

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