Having a baby is unlike any other experience — there is so much joy, emotion, excitement and anticipation built into a delivery. No two experiences are the same, and many women even have different experiences with each delivery. While we cannot completely prepare for what lies ahead during childbirth, knowledge and awareness are essential to … Continue reading 5 questions to ask your OB/GYN about childbirth
If you’re at home with a newborn and develop COVID-19, there are a few precautions you can take to help protect your baby. Although separating yourself from your newborn for any period of time is not easy, temporary separation will help minimize the risk of passing the virus to your baby. The safest decision, if … Continue reading Breastfeeding with COVID-19: Is it safe?
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
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
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
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
There are many health benefits of breastfeeding your newborn that can improve the quality of health for both mother and baby, yet the benefits are often misunderstood. So what are the need-to-knows about breast milk? Erin Hamilton-Spence, M.D., a neonatologist on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth sat down with CBS-11 … Continue reading Breastfeeding Your Newborn: Common Questions Answered