Amazing Advice For First Time Parents From Experienced Moms and Dads

Amazing Advice For First Time Parents From Experienced Moms and Dads

So a few years ago, a couple was expecting and asked if anyone had advice for first time parents.  And lots of experienced moms and dads chimed in.  There was some AMAZING ADVICE given and I wanted to share that advice with you because I see so many first time parents struggle in the beginning for different reasons. I think when you hear from other parents who have been there, done that... it can help to normalize parenthood.

Should You Get The Flu Shot?

Should You Get The Flu Shot?

About a year ago, I wrote a blog about the flu.  And 'tis the season again for flu, so I’m gonna give you my new and improved version/answer for this topic.  Lots of good info to follow.

Social media outlets are frenzied over the flu shot debate (not to mention the vaccine debate in general).  “To get or not to get the flu shot”.  As a physician, I am often asked this exact question.  My answer is that it is a complicated decision and depends on your beliefs, your genetics, and your current health. 

What Every New Mom Should Know About Colic

What Every New Mom Should Know About Colic

There are many reasons babies cry.  But today we'll talk about colic.  Colic comes from the Greek word Kolikos which means, suffering from the colon.  Basically colic is pain in the gut.   It's important to keep in mind that your baby is...

Pacifiers & Sleep - What You Should Know

Pacifiers & Sleep - What You Should Know

Pacifiers & Sleep

Pacifiers are a great tool; however this tool can also become a negative sleep association.  Soothing a crying baby is a great tool for pacifiers.  Babies love...

Here's Why Colostrum Is So Important For Your Newborn

Here's Why Colostrum Is So Important For Your Newborn

Colostrum = Liquid Gold.  Colostrum is the “first milk” that a breastfeeding mother produces in the weeks before delivery and in the early days of breastfeeding.  This special milk is low in fat,..

How Making A Baby Plan Can Help Make Your Relationship Strong

How Making A Baby Plan Can Help Make Your Relationship Strong

There is no doubt about it; relationships can be tricky especially once the baby arrives.  But by making a baby plan before the birth of your little one, you can significantly ease the strain the baby can and will impose on your relationship.  And here's why...

What Every New Parent Should Know About Nap Struggles

What Every New Parent Should Know About Nap Struggles

It's tough being a new parent.  And it's even tougher when your dealing with nap struggles.  Napping can be a huge source of stress for parents at one point or another in the first year of a child’s life.

Why Sleep Solutions For Your Baby Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

Why Sleep Solutions For Your Baby Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

Read all the books on baby sleep?  Endlessly surf the internet searching for the answer to your child’s sleep issue only to be left with more questions than answers?  Take a deep breathe…you are not alone.  Sleep solutions are not one-size-fits-all.