Friday, August 23, 2019
Dr. Mom Blog explores Breastfeeding tips for new mothers on how to breastfeed successfully

Breastfeeding tips for new mothers

Breastfeeding was not intuitive for me and I struggled.  After birth, mother and baby are often very sleepy, and establishing a consistent breast-feeding...
Is it safe to drink alcohol while breastfeeding

Is it safe to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Stephanie Liu, University of Alberta; Erin Manchuk, University of Alberta, and Shannon Ruzycki, University of Calgary Is it safe...
Doctor mom blog explores Breastfeeding difficulties and common reasons women have trouble breastfeeding

Breastfeeding difficulties? Common reasons women have trouble breastfeeding

Breastfeeding was not intuitive for me and I struggled. Particularly for the first two weeks I had breastfeeding difficulties. I had difficulty...

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...

How to increase breast milk supply during breastfeeding and improve lactation

Many new moms, including myself, worry about establishing and maintaining a good breast milk supply or how to increase breast milk supply....

How to Introduce Solids to Your Baby

Medical professionals say that solids can be introduced to an infant around 4-6 months old, and the first foods introduced should be iron-rich. As...

Peanut and Nut Allergy- When Should I Expose My Child to Nuts?

Before starting Med school, I remember being told that we should avoids peanuts and nuts and other common allergens (like tree nuts, other legumes,...

Grandparents Spoiling with Sugar

Going through medical school and learning about the growing epidemic of childhood obesity has made more conscious of the food I prepare for Madi....

To Dine or Not to Dine Out (with a toddler)

Before Madi was born, my husband and I loved going out for dinner, but having a baby changed everything about going out to eat....

Quick, Easy and Nutritious Snacks

After having Madi I found it hard to find time to make myself nutritious snacks. The easiest things to grab are the pre-packaged processed...