Breastfeed If You Can, But If You Can’t, What About Infant Formula?

During my medical training, I thought breastfeeding was as simple as holding your baby up to your breast and baby would naturally...

Figuring Out a 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...

Why is Vitamin D Important?

During medical school, I learned that babies require vitamin D supplementation for healthy bone development. However, other than bone health I was...

Should Breastfeeding Moms Restrict Their Intake of Dairy To Reduce Colic?

One mention of colic and you will be inundated with tips and tricks to help soothe your baby.  One of the most common...

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,...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

How to Store Breast Milk for a Healthy 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...