Friday, January 15, 2021

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

Every year in December when the first signs of Christmas arise, the minds of many people fill with excitement, warmth and anticipation.  Daydreams...

Guest Post: Perinatal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Anxiety can be a common experience among new parents. Some anxiety is normal and as long as it is not impairing your...

How Much Sleep do Babies, Children, Teenagers and Adults Need?

Sleep is important for our overall health, it allows our body and mind to recharge. The amount of sleep that we need changes throughout our...

What is Sleep Hygiene and How do you Practice it?

The past three months have been stressful since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.  As a result, many people have been struggling with sleep....

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...

Do Probiotics Help for Colic?

Our son George was born over a month ago and we have been very fortunate to have not experienced colic with him....

Guest Post: Learn More About Perinatal Mental Health

There are many changes that come with motherhood – body changes, sleep changes, relationship changes, identity changes, emotional changes, routine changes, &...
Dr. Mom explores signs of coffee withdrawal

Learn More About the 6 Signs of Coffee Withdrawal

Generally speaking, caffeine consumption is safe and has some health benefits provided it is consumed in moderation.  But because coffee is a...
Dr. Mom blog explores Relaxation techniques for sleep to help with trouble falling asleep

Trouble Sleeping? Relaxation Techniques For Sleep

In my family medicine practice, I often see patients that have trouble sleeping.  Particularly difficulty falling asleep.  In medicine, this is known...

Breastfeeding struggles linked to postpartum depression in mothers

As a doctor, I encourage mothers to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is affordable, helps with bonding and has health benefits for both the infant...