Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Soothers (Pacifiers) For Infants

Before I became a mother, I did not realize how attached an infant can be to their soother. Madi loved her soother,...

How To Treat Sunburns?

As a child, I remember hating wearing sunscreen. My mom would put it on me and it would always end up getting...

What Is Swaddling and What Are The Risks and Benefits?

As a first time mom, I had no idea how to swaddle or why we even swaddle babies. Fortunately, I learned how to...

Guest Post: Gum Disease and Premature Birth – Why Dental Care Matters During Your...

Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life, but also one that can be quite stressful. While there are already a...

Storage of Breast Milk for a Health Term Infant

If you are a nursing mother, at some point you may consider pumping your breast milk and storing it for future use.  This...

Breastfeeding Versus Formula

During my medical training, I thought breastfeeding was as simple as holding your baby up to your breast and baby would naturally...
dr mom blog explores sunscreen for infants and toddlers, what is physical sunscreen, what is chemical sunscreen, and physical vs chemical sunscreen

Sunscreen for infants and toddlers, and children: which to choose and how to apply.

It is officially summertime and that means taking advantage of the beautiful weather and long summer days.  Along with having fun in...

My child’s cold won’t go away, what should I do?

The common cold in children is (unsurprisingly) common and there are home remedies for cough and cold.  In fact, most children will...
Dr. Mom blog explores melatonin pills and melatonin for sleep in children.

Over-the-counter melatonin for sleep in children

Remember when you brought your newborn baby home from the hospital and she slept during the day but was awake all night? ...

How to increase breast milk supply during breastfeeding and improve lactation

Many new moms, including myself, worry about establishing and maintaining a good breast milk supply or how to increase breast milk supply....