Monday, October 14, 2019

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...

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...

Storage of Breast Milk for a Health 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...

Deli Meats and Pregnancy

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

Constipation and Pregnancy

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

Why Do We Need Vitamin B12?

What is vitamin B12? Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is a vitamin that plays a crucial role in the synthesis of our...
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....