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Regular milk at the grocery store.
Does your baby get sick after feeding? Are they having a hard time tolerating your breast milk or formula? If so, they may have a cow's milk allergy. In the video below, Amanda Haney goes over what you need to know about babies that develop cow's milk allergy. https://youtu.be/uzzzmqGz5jU Continue reading for more information.  What is a cow's milk allergy? A cow's milk allergy...
Ripple Pea Milk Review
There are the usual suspects when searching for non-dairy milk: soy, rice, almond, coconut, and blended non-dairy options. A relatively new product gives shoppers a vegan, nut, gluten, and soy-free, dairy alternative: pea milk. Green peas are a nutrition-packed legume that contains a number a healthful vitamins and minerals. When made into milk, green peas offer a similar nutrition...
6 Steps For Getting a Comfortable & Effective Breastfeeding Latch
A latch is a position your baby’s mouth is in when attached to your breast for breastfeeding. A good, deep latch is often the answer to many discomforts associated with breastfeeding. As a result, your baby will get the most milk, with the least effort, and you can keep your nipples from becoming sore and raw with an effective latch. In...
Unconventional and Easier Ways to Communicate with Your Children
When talking to your children, do you ever feel like you’re talking to a wall? The less they listen, the more the urge to shout builds up inside of you. We don’t ever want to go there, but it works as a last resort when nothing else seems to do the trick. But yelling isn’t productive. In fact, one...
What is a lactation consultant?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, or IBCLC, is a healthcare professional that has completed college coursework relating to the human body and has completed an accredited training program with an evidence-based curriculum and hands-on clinical practice. In this video, Sarah Trinajstich is going to review what you need to know about lactation consultants. https://youtu.be/yoUuRjYqw7g If you don’t like the video or...
Classroom school vision screenings.
If you have a school-aged child, you’re bound to one day receive a letter about school vision screenings. But what exactly does that screening entail? Is it enough to ensure the health and vision of your child’s eyes? Fortunately for you, I’m here to take the mystery out of school vision screenings and answer the questions that parents typically...
Multivitamins for Children - Exactly What You Need To Know
Multivitamins are over-the-counter supplements. To our benefit, they mimic specific vitamins and minerals found naturally in whole foods. In my experience, many parents want to know if a daily multivitamin is necessary for their children. My answer to them depends on a few factors.  In the video below, Amanda Haney unveils what you need to know about multivitamins for children. https://youtu.be/_vTVGjly3hA Continue...
4 Signs Your Baby Is Hungry (& Needs To Be Fed)!
Learning your new baby’s hunger cues is very important for “on-demand” or “cue-based” breastfeeding.  In the video below, Sarah Trinajstich discusses 4 signs you should look for to tell if your baby is hungry. https://youtu.be/LEznhaZ37nM If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is "cue-based" breastfeeding? While it can take time to learn, cue-based feeding is the method of...
Here's How To Know EXACTLY What Your Baby Can See
I hear it from patient’s all the time, “Dr. Wruble, how do I know EXACTLY what my baby can see?” Honestly, I typically tell them the best way to determine this is to check on their visual development by getting their first eye exam at 6 months old. Note: we recommend the InfantSEE program, a free, comprehensive infant eye exam...
Hand expression of breast milk is a great way to get milk out of your breast without using a breast pump. It can be especially helpful with breast stimulation after birth, engorgement relief, increasing milk supply, and getting your baby interested in latching. In this article, I'm going to walk you through the simple process of hand expression. In the video...