Saturday, January 18, 2020

Cough and Cold Medicines to Avoid in Babies and Young Children

Having an infant with a cold can be distressing for parents.   Cough, congestion, and sore throats can affect their sleep, their eating habits,...

Do Tongue Ties Cause Breastfeeding Problems?

Madi did not have a tongue-tie and I struggled with breastfeeding her. George had a mild tongue-tie and I found it easier...

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....

Do We Need To Burp Babies?

Both my mom and mother-in-law believe and promote the practice of burping babies. After our son George was born they both ensured...

How To Get Your Toddler To Stop Using A Pacifier/Soother?

When Madi was 8 months old she suddenly decided that she was done with her soother and never looked back. That is,...

Should We Use 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,...

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...

Figuring Out a Breastfeeding Frequency and Routine is Hard

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

Preparing For The Arrival of Your Baby: Newborn Essentials

I remember when I was pregnant with Madi. I was so excited when I found out I was pregnant and couldn’t wait...