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...
No Juice for Babies According to the AAP

No Juice for Babies According to the AAP

No Juice for Babies According to the AAP The American Academy of Pediatrics just came out with new recommendations about fruit juice for babies and children, in which they recommend that no juice be given to babies less than 1 year old (unless it is needed to treat...
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)...