As a neonatologist, I see many moms who struggle with breastfeeding. But, what if you have too much of a good thing? Is that possible? Can you really make too much milk? And is that bad? Yes, yes and yes! Women with too much milk may have just as many problems as women who don’t have enough
How much is “enough” breast milk? The answer is not a number, because it is different for each mother. “Enough” is the volume needed to feed your baby. On average, a woman will make 1-1.5 ounces of breast milk every hour, which means 3-4 ounces every three hours is typical.
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You’ve welcomed a new member into your family. Congratulations! As a mother I remember the excitement and joy of having a new baby, and I also remember the long nights I spent caring for my son. Parenthood is a wonderful and exhausting experience all at the same time. Read More
Becoming a new parent is exciting, overwhelming, and amazing all at once. And while we all parent differently, one thing is true no matter our parenting style – we all want to do what is best for our children. Read More
We asked if you had questions about newborn safe sleep practices on Facebook and you delivered! Here are the answers to some of your questions: My 6-week-old baby has bad acid reflux and starts spitting up about an hour after feeding…is it still safe to put him on his back? I’m getting Read More
Kids grow up so quickly and because your child is growing at a fast pace, it’s important to keep an eye on their wellness each year. By scheduling a yearly well-child check, you’re ensuring your child’s health is assessed by a pediatrician you can trust. Read More
Crawling provides many great experiences for your child and helps develop and strengthen other areas. If you haven’t noticed your child beginning to creep or crawl by nine months, it may be time to follow up with your pediatrician or a physical therapist. Read More
Care for a child with a cleft lip and palate begins at birth and continues through early adulthood. Although there may be challenges, such as multiple operations or years of speech therapy, most children and families travel this journey with strength and grace and teach us all that resilience is Read More
Feeding a newborn baby is one of the first joys, or potential challenges, when welcoming a new bundle of joy into the family. For infants with cleft lip and/or palate, feeding is often a significant hurdle to overcome. Read More
A cleft lip is a split or separation of the upper lip; often involving the upper gum line as well. Clefts may affect one side (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral) of the lip. In nearly all cases, clefts of the lip affect the tip of the nose as well. Read More