Many new moms, including myself, worry about establishing and maintaining a good breast milk supply or how to increase breast milk supply. For the first few days after Madi was born, I struggled with breastfeeding so I supplemented with formula until I was able to improve her latch. Within two weeks, my milk supply increased and I breastfed the majority of
I craved red peppers during both of my pregnancies and both of my kids love eating red peppers. This made me wonder, does the food you eat during pregnancy impact your child’s food preferences? What does the research show? The literature suggests that a mother’s diet during pregnancy impacts her child’s food preferences outside the womb.
Drooling can be a sign of teething, but some babies like George drool more than others. The presence of saliva frequently on on a baby’s chin, neck and chest can cause red irritation of the skin and is often called a “drool rash.” George had a drool rash on his chin when he was 2-3 months
I struggled with constipation as a toddler. Constipation is a very common problem in childhood and is a frequent reason children see the doctor. In majority of children with constipation, there is no medical cause identified, and is called functional constipation. Your doctor will diagnose constipation based on the history of symptoms, physical examination of your child
Introducing solid foods to your baby’s diet is an exciting time for many parents. But with that also comes some worries about potential food allergies. Some foods are a higher risk for allergies than others. Peanuts, milk and eggs are some of the more common culprits. Before starting medical school, I remember being told by relatives that we
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 at some point. A plugged milk duct is a small area of breast tissue that does not drain milk adequately and causes swelling. How Do I Know If I Have A Plugged Milk Duct? A plugged
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Sponsored by Mead Johnson Some babies have allergies to proteins that are found in cow’s milk. This is known as Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA). CMPA is the most common food allergy in infancy affecting 2-7.5% of infants. It can present during the first few months of life, often within days or weeks after introduction
Essential oils are widely used for a variety of reasons. Some people use them for everyday wellness, while others just enjoy their smell. Whatever your reason is for using essential oils, it is important to know about their proper use and safety. This is especially important when considering using essential oils in the pediatric population. What Are
While it is commonly known that many medications cannot be taken while pregnant, mothers are often left wondering what is safe to take while they are breastfeeding their baby. The good news is that most medications are compatible with breastfeeding. Unfortunately, many mothers are given inaccurate advice with regard to medications and breastfeeding or avoid taking essential medications
Most babies, including my own, spit up. Spitting up, also known as gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a normal process that occurs in healthy infants. In fact, approximately 50% of infants younger than 3 months of age have at least one episode of spitting up per day. I have partnered with Enfamil to discuss ways to reduce infant reflux.