Changing Your Newborn’s Diaper

Changing Your Newborn’s Diaper

“Dr. Linda, I’m due in 2 weeks. Which type of newborn diaper should I use? Can you give me some tips on how to change my newborn’s diaper?” When deciding which type of newborn diaper to use you may want to consider convenience, cost and how the...
Tips to Avoid Having a Gassy Newborn

Tips to Avoid Having a Gassy Newborn

“Dr. Linda, my baby burps really well but she still passes a lot of gas. Is there anything I can do for her?” The baby in this question is probably making excessive amounts of gas either as a result of her diet or as a byproduct of her intestinal flora.   Gas in...
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...
Choosing Your Baby Doctor

Choosing Your Baby Doctor

“Dr. Linda, I’m due in 2 months and have not chosen a baby doctor yet. Can you give me some guidance?”   It really does take a village to raise a holistically healthy child. Your baby’s doctor will be an important part of the village...
Dealing with Diaper Rash

Dealing with Diaper Rash

Dr. Linda, my newborn has red dots in her diaper area.What are they? Should I worry? The most common cause of red dots in your baby’s diaper area is irritant diaper dermatitis (aka diaper rash). This happens as a result of the diaper rubbing against your baby’s...