Monday, March 30, 2020

Common Sleep Myths

Sleep Myth #1: My anxiety will get better if I just get more sleep.  Fact: Anxiety and sleep...

Is it Ok to Take Ibuprofen (Advil) if you Test Positive for COVID-19?

Amidst the chaos of COVID-19 news and propaganda of what you can do to prevent and treat the virus, there have been...

Can Cabbage Leaves Help Breast Engorgement in Breastfeeding Moms?

I struggled with low breast milk supply, but some breastfeeding moms struggle with milk oversupply and breast engorgement. Breast engorgement is the...

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

Vaginal yeast infections, or vaginal candidiasis, are common in women.  Many healthy females have yeast colonization in their vaginas such as Candida.  However, sometimes these...

Why Sleep Training Will Not Hurt Your Child

Throughout my medical training, I thought putting an infant to sleep was as simple as putting them down in a bassinet or...

Breastfeed If You Can, But If You Can’t, What About Infant Formula?

During my medical training, I thought breastfeeding was as simple as holding your baby up to your breast and baby would naturally...

What is Thrush and What Can You Do About It?

Thrush, or oropharyngeal candidiasis, is a common infection in babies. It is a fungal infection caused by Candida that affects the mouth and throat.

Figuring Out a Breastfeeding Frequency and Routine

The frequency of breastfeeding varies from mother to mother, and depends on multiple factors including milk supply, milk extraction abilities of the...

Is Coffee Safe In Pregnancy?

Many patients ask me if drinking coffee is safe during pregnancy.  The answer is YES! However, the amount of caffeine we recommend...

I Have a Cold Sore, Can I Be Near My Newborn Baby?

Apart from being cosmetically unappealing, cold sores are highly contagious.  But what are you to do when you have a cold sore and...