Long term effects of C Section on moms and their babies

Long term effects of C Section on moms and their babies

Today I’m sharing with you this study on the long-term effects of Cesarean section (C section) published in the journal PLOS in January of 2018. The researchers reviewed 80 studies that involved a total of more than 29 million (29,928,274) participants mostly in...

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...
Dr Linda, is there anything I can do to prevent autism?

Dr Linda, is there anything I can do to prevent autism?

Early Recognition Traditionally, autism is not formally diagnosed until the child is older, somewhere between 2 and 4 years of age. However, sometimes we find symptoms and signs that are suggestive of autism earlier in the baby’s life; I’ve always believed...
“Is My 5 Month Old Baby Hungry?”

“Is My 5 Month Old Baby Hungry?”

Is My Baby Hungry? Dr. Linda: “My 5-month-old is getting up every 2-3 hours at night now even though she had been sleeping through the night. Is my baby hungry? Is that why she is waking up? Should I start feeding her baby food?” There are two main reasons most...