Burping your gassy newborn

Burping your gassy newborn

Dr. Linda, my son is really hard to burp! Should I worry? Burping gets rid of the air bubbles your baby swallows during a feed. In last weeks blog, we talked about how these air bubbles can get trapped in your baby’s tummy and cause spit up. Sometimes there are...
Tips  to Help With A Gassy Newborn

Tips to Help With A Gassy Newborn

“Dr. Linda, I have a very gassy newborn. She is 8 days old and passes a lot of gas, sometimes it seems to hurt her. Am I doing anything wrong?”   All newborn babies have gas. Some newborns have more problems with gassiness than others depending on how much...
The Down and Dirty on Baby Poop.

The Down and Dirty on Baby Poop.

“Dr. Linda, my baby is 2 days old. He just pooped and it’s black! Should I worry?” Meconium is the first baby poop your baby will have. Its dark green to black and very sticky. 90% of babies will pass their first meconium in the first 24 hours after...
Latch On Difficulties: Breastfeeding Challenges

Latch On Difficulties: Breastfeeding Challenges

Breastfeeding is natural, so it should be easy, right? For some moms and babies, breastfeeding goes really well and there are very few, if any, problems. For most moms, however, there are a number of nursing challenges that can interfere with how easy it is to...
Smoking During Pregnancy

Smoking During Pregnancy

Exposure to Tobacco Smoke During Pregnancy -There is never a good time to be exposed to the poisons in tobacco smoke, but smoking during pregnancy is the worst! There are over 400 toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke; over 43 of these are known to cause cancer. These...
Preparing Homemade Baby Food

Preparing Homemade Baby Food

” Dr Linda, what tips do you have for preparing homemade baby food to preserve their nutritional value? “ Here is a list of the best and healthiest ways to cook and foods as you are preparing homemade baby food. It is best to use moderate(not high)...