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

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...
How to Quit the Smoking Habit

How to Quit the Smoking Habit

Smoking is an Addiction and a Habit. Part 2 in 3-part series:  As with any addiction, the first step is to admit smoking is a problem. The next step is making the decision to quit the habit. Here is the link to Part 1: 10 Ways to Reduce Smoke Exposure for a Healthy...
Dads with Postpartum Depression

Dads with Postpartum Depression

“Dr Linda, I am so angry and frustrated since we had our baby, what is going on?” New dads:  It is very normal to feel some frustration and anxiety as you adjust to your new responsibilities as a dad, like your partner’s “baby blues,”...
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...