There are many theories on how and when you should feed your infant. As your baby approaches four months of age, the options can become overwhelming and nerve-wracking as information pours in. From relatives and friends, to the media and your favorite mommy blogger, it seems like everyone has an opinion about how, when and … Continue reading How to successfully transition your baby to solid foods
When it comes to breastfeeding, there are a lot of opinions. But it’s important to remember that every baby is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. While breastfeeding may not be a fit for every mother due to health or other concerns, baby formula is a good alternative. If you and your doctor agree … Continue reading Which baby formula should you choose?
Becoming a mother is an exhilarating and sometimes overwhelming experience. Everyone has an opinion on how to manage your pregnancy, birthing experience and raising your new bundle of joy. As an obstetrics and gynecology physician assistant, one of the most frequently asked questions I get from expectant mothers is, “Should I breastfeed or use formula?”. If … Continue reading When breastfeeding might not be right for you
From the moment you take a pregnancy test and the plus sign appears, your whole world changes in an instant. A rush of emotions take over, promptly followed by a lengthy to-do list. ✓ Schedule appointment with OB/GYN ✓ Buy prenatal vitamins ✓ Schedule gender reveal party ✓ Register for baby gifts But somewhere at … Continue reading Expecting a baby? Look for these 5 services in the hospital where you will deliver
The day your child is born should be the happiest day of your life. But for some new parents, it quickly becomes a nightmare when they find themselves in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With its tight security, beeping monitors and lines of incubators, the NICU can be an intimidating place, and it’s one … Continue reading For a baby in the NICU, parent’s voice is the best medicine
Today, more and more women are surviving breast cancer, which means more and more are concerned about what life after treatment looks like. It’s a problem created by our own success — because more women are surviving, we’re now looking for ways to support them as they get back to their lives post-cancer. Fighting cancer … Continue reading 5 things you need to know about pregnancy after breast cancer
Parents and researchers alike often talk about the benefits of mother’s skin-to-skin contact with infants. It’s a practice performed soon after birth that carries sensations of security and comfort to which infants naturally respond. New research from experts at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney is now taking what’s known about skin-to-skin contact … Continue reading Mom and baby skin-to-skin care reduces NICU admissions for hypoglycemia
Most human babies across the world are fed their mothers’ milk. However, in the United States and some other industrialized nations, many babies are not. Reasons for this took root several decades ago. In the 1950s and 60s, women were often told they “didn’t have enough milk” and that formula was “just as good.” This … Continue reading Breastfeeding benefits for mom and baby
When your baby arrives, you may be surprised just how many items come along with someone so small. Bringing home a newborn can lead to registries and buying endless amounts of gear and gadgets. Soon you will find your closets overflowing with toys and diapers, but it is important to keep the essential items your … Continue reading 10 things you should have at home before the baby arrives
When an infant finally gets to sleep, it’s often time for mom and dad to relax too. But before you do, make sure you’re putting your baby to sleep safely. According to a study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics journal Pediatrics in August 2016, the majority of parents are not placing their infants … Continue reading Are you putting your baby to sleep safely?