Breastfeeding moms can drink responsibly
Nov13

Breastfeeding moms can drink responsibly

As any irrational, sleep-deprived new mother would reason, I imagined that any alcohol I drank while breastfeeding accumulated in my breasts and stayed there like a storage vessel. Images of my drunken baby emerged in my mind’s eye and then I would rush to pump and dump…then feel guilty. But the truth is that your body metabolizes the alcohol in breast milk just as it metabolizes the alcohol in the rest of your body. The alcohol...

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A sensible start on solid foods: Are the allergy and obesity risks real?
Oct15

A sensible start on solid foods: Are the allergy and obesity risks real?

I recently had a patient who choked on a piece of taco. She’s fine from the taco-incident. More concerning is that she was 2 months old. Yup, somebody actually gave their 2 month-old a taco ON PURPOSE. I still don’t know why. But if you’re wondering when to start your infant on solid foods and you’ve been reading the Internet to find the answer – I’m sure you are confused too. Websites are filled with conflicting information,...

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Make Your Kid a Picky Eater in 3 Easy Steps
Sep25

Make Your Kid a Picky Eater in 3 Easy Steps

Does your kid only eat white food, or scream at the prospect of vegetables?  It’s true that grocery shopping is easier when you only have to shop on two aisles. Someday your child may broaden their diet and making lunch will be more complicated, so here are three easy steps to ensure your child stays choosy: Step 1: Offer the same foods every day From 12-24 months of age is the critical window when kids are most open to new...

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