Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Guest post: The Abdominal Wall Muscles and Pregnancy: How are They Affected?

The stretching out and thinning of the abdominal muscles and connective tissue allows a woman’s belly to grow into the beautiful, round...

Essential Oils and Babies

Essential oils are widely used for a variety of reasons.  Some people use them for everyday wellness, while others just enjoy their smell.  Whatever...

Breastfeeding and Plugged Ducts

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...

Weaning Breastfeeding

There comes a time when a mother and child’s breastfeeding relationship will come to an end.  This is a very personal decision that...

Tips for Managing Ear Infections in Children

I remember the first time Madi had an ear infection, she was 9 months old and I was so worried. She had...

Managing Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites are an annoying part of summer.  The best way to deal with mosquitoes is to prevent them from biting in the first place.  But...

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD) in Babies

A frequent question I am asked about in clinic is what is normal for infant spit up.  To answer this question, physicians need...

Food Allergies in Children

Food allergy affects approximately 2% to 10% of the population. Studies suggest that early introduction of common allergenic solids such as eggs and...

What is Baby-Led Weaning and Should we do it?

Before I became a parent, I had no idea what baby led-weaning was. I actually thought it had to do with breastfeeding!  I...

Pertussis Vaccine During Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy with Madi, I did not need to get the pertussis vaccine. However, immunization guidelines during pregnancy were updated...