During medical school, I learned that babies require vitamin D supplementation for healthy bone development. However, other than bone health I was unaware of what the other benefits of vitamin D were until I had Madi. Postpartum, I wanted to understand why vitamin D was so important and why pediatricians recommended it. The information I found was on the Canadian Paediatric Society's position statement on vitamin…
One mention of colic and you will be inundated with tips and tricks to help soothe your baby. One of the most common pieces of advice breastfeeding mothers hear is to change their diet. The most common diet change people suggest is for the mother to eliminate dairy from her diet. But is there any evidence that dietary restrictions, particularly dairy, actually help a colicky baby?
Cradle cap, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a relatively common skin condition that can affect infants between the ages of 2 weeks to 12 months. It occurs most commonly within the first 3 months of life. What Does Cradle Cap Look Like? Infants will have thick white or yellow greasy scales on the scalp and forehead. The scales can be slightly reddened at the bases. Sometimes it can also appear…
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Attending your prenatal appointments and going for prenatal ultrasounds and blood-work is a LOT of work! I learned that when I went through my pregnancy. Even as a health care professional, I sometimes got confused on when to attend my visits and almost forgot to go for my gestational diabetes screen! As a physician, my patients often get confused as to when to see a doctor when pregnant. In clinic when I do my prenatal visits, I often have a little cheat sheet to remind me of the frequency of visits and tests that are offered during that stage in pregnancy.
This cheat sheet helps me ensure that my patients get offered all appropriate prenatal tests and also reminds me when they need to return to clinic. I would often refer to this cheat sheet when I was going through my pregnancy. Here is a modified prettier version of my cheat sheet that was made by one of my amazing medical students Megan Crosby. Hope you find it helpful!
Life of Dr. Mom is designed for the modern mom whom struggles with balancing family, work, and fun. With her experience working in women health, postnatal care, mental health, and Pediatrics, Dr. Mom works to educate the modern mom with the most relevant up-to-date medical evidence to support families and the healthy development of their children