Monday, April 6, 2020

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...

How to Manage Breastmilk Oversupply?

I found breastfeeding very challenging. I struggled with low milk supply early on, fortunately, as the weeks passed my milk supply improved....

Does Eating Dates Induce Spontaneous Labor?

I was asked a very interesting question by a patient a few years ago "Dr. Liu, I'm almost 40 weeks pregnant and...

What is Placentophagy (Consuming your placenta postpartum) And Should You Do It?

There is a growing trend for new mothers to encapsulate and consume their placenta postpartum, called placentophagy. I did NOT consume placenta...

Guest Post: Preparing Your Older Child for a New Baby

Our daughter Madi has been the center of my husband's and my life since the day she was born. Our family, friends...

How to Store Breast Milk for a Healthy 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...

I’m Pregnant, Can I Eat Deli Meats?

Deli Meats and Pregnancy I love charcuterie.  And pizza. And sandwiches.  I’m now in my second pregnancy and there never ceases to...

I’m Pregnant and Constipated, What Can I do About it?

Constipation in Pregnancy Constipation is yet another uncomfortable symptom that is very common in pregnancy. We...

Birth Control Options While Breastfeeding

Contraception options after pregnancy is an important health topic that sometimes we forget about.  This is why I discuss contraception and birth...