3 questions to learn if your baby's gut is healthy.
Having a gut microbiome that is filled with good bacteria is important in the early stages of life to promote the development of a healthy immune system, proper digestion, and more.
As women, we have heard all of the stories, testimonials, trials, and successes of becoming a mom. We’re told that it’s the most difficult job in the world but also the most rewarding.
As a first time mom I had no idea what breastfeeding entails. I didn’t take a class. I bought a nursing tank, a nursing bra, and a nursing cover. Boom. I was prepared. I was going to survive breastfeeding.
When piper was born, I didn’t know if I’d be able to breastfeed since my experience with Porter was unsuccessful.
I am four months into my breastfeeding journey with my third child and I am so thankful for the opportunity I have to feed my child this way.
So congrats! You did it! You just had a baby. Or you are about to have a baby. Or you are planning on having a baby.
K guys, let’s talk gut health. Ever heard of it? Gut health? Yeah it's super important. And I'm kind of a gut health...nerd, lol. When I was in my last trimester I got a gnarly UTI.
It’s time for a little tummy talk, mamas. It’s no secret that gut health has been a hot topic lately, but did you know that these issues are starting as early as the infant years?!
My journey to discovering the importance of good gut health for my baby started in the N.I.C.U of the hospital where my newborn daughter Kennedy was having to stay after delivery.
Diaper rash is a common condition in babies and newborns that appears as red, irritated skin in baby’s diaper area. While it often bothers baby, it can even be more bothersome to parents.
For parents who aren’t familiar with the infant gut microbiome, it’s important to note that nature intended for a specific strain of good gut bacteria called B.
6 months with a new baby may sound like a long time, but 6 months can fly by in a blink of an eye! hose months are filled with so many great memories like their first smile, first giggle, and sometimes even their first tooth.
There is nothing more satisfying than having a healthy and happy baby. Since I had Mishika via a c-section, I recently learned that there is a possibility that my little girl might be missing out on good bacterias B.
We are well and truly into the holiday season now, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve been overindulging in all sorts of holiday treats! Who can resist those delicious baked goods this time of year, eh?
The infant gut microbiome is made up of thousands of different bacterial strains. Some of these strains are considered “good” and can help build important things like immunity and metabolism. Others, like E.
Baby's gut health is one of the most buzzed about topics in parenting news right now. Good gut health is important to help protect and keep baby safe from potential health issues such as diabetes and allergies.
There’s a silent epidemic most parents aren’t aware of and it’s related to your baby’s gut health.
Babies are born with particularly vulnerable immune systems, and everything from taking a dose of antibiotics to picking up germs from others in the hospital can have a potentially weakening effect on t
Becoming a mother has been one of the most challenging transitions in my life. A big part of the challenge was the abundance of information I had to learn in a short period of time, especially when it came to the health of my baby.
When we moved into our new town and had to find a new pediatrician, one of the questions I was asked was how long I nursed Caleb.
Have you ever heard the saying "it all starts in the gut"? It's true. Your gut health is responsible for your overall health and wellness. As moms, we want to give our babies only the very best and protect them from harm.
All three of my children have suffered from baby eczema. They are doing so much better after making a few changes to their diet and products that we use, but for a while, it was such a problem.
Sarah-Jean from @TheFashionableHousewife shares a great piece on the symptoms to watch for along with causes and treatments to resolve the issue.
Whether you are a mom-to-be, planning to be a mom, or maybe you want to support your wife (huge brownie points to you), this post is for you.
Did anyone else feel scared, stressed, and confused when it came to feeding your baby after birth? No? Just me? Well honestly, I was freaked out! Was she getting enough? Was she eating too much? Am I doing this right?
The best way I can describe birth is- full of surprises. Many of us mothers think we can plan our births, but little do they know you can’t plan much!
As a mother myself, I know the importance of raising strong children. And as a pediatrician, I know that establishing strength very early on in life is a huge part of disease prevention.
Selecting the right pediatrician for your baby requires a lot of careful consideration and research. However, once you’ve found the right one, it’s equally important to know the right questions to ask.
By now you’ve probably seen the Luvs diapers commercial showing the first-time mom totally over-reacting and sanitizing everything, and then the second-time mom hands her kid off to the dirty mechanic.
Every day I tell patients that we are living through the fourth great revolution in medicine. The first three revolutions had to do with killing the fairly small number of viruses, fungi, and bacteria that harm us (pathogens).
It’s common to assume that if a baby is growing well, gaining weight appropriately, and reaching all of their developmental milestones, they are “perfectly healthy.” However, some health issues aren’t necessarily visible from the outside, especially
As a new parent, I feel like I’m learning new things constantly. There is so much to learn in the world of babies, it can feel a bit overwhelming!
Nine months into breastfeeding my third baby and I’m all sorts of emotions about it all. Part of me can’t wait to be done, but there’s a small part that’s sad that the baby phase of raising my little boys is almost at an end.
So many questions from all of you mamas about baby’s tummy, including, “Should I give my baby any supplements or a probiotic?” Today I’ve partnered with Evivo to answer that question, as well as let you know a little bit more about how baby’s gut health
As a doula who supports new families in making healthy choices, I find that there are critical moments during pregnancy and the postnatal period that are not commonly addressed but have great impact on maternal, fetal and newborn
Many moms start worrying about their babies health before their baby is even born. They want to start doing what they can as soon as possible to make sure their baby is happy and healthy.
No matter how prepared I think I am this third time around, there are still moments where I don’t know what the heck is going on. When Alice decided to quit being such a good sleeper and only wants to sleep on the boob.
Becoming a mother has been one my of greatest achievements thus far. As great as it has been on this journey through motherhood, there have been many trial and errors.
Since becoming a mom, I spend a lot of time thinking about the best ways to keep my baby healthy.
Every parent celebrates a healthy baby who’s gaining weight and thriving, but new science suggests ways that we can also be thinking about internal milestones and how they might affect our babies for their entire lives.
Breastfeeding greatly benefits your baby’s immune system.
It’s true: Breast milk is quite the superfood. What other form of nutrition automatically changes with baby’s needs and comes absolutely free? But even Mother Nature’s genius can be improved upon now and again.
Breast milk is the best thing you can feed your baby, but what can moms do to make it even better? Proper nutrition and storing breast milk correctly can make a difference.
Your baby is the cutest little thing you’ve ever seen—and she’s covered with bacteria. Don’t worry, everyone is! Your microbiome is the collection of tiny organisms that live all over us.
Breastfeeding offers the best source of nutrients during the first year of your baby's life. That's why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months.
Today while I was getting ready it hit me. I’m preparing to have my third baby. Woah. Like that’s so crazy. It’s still hard to believe I’m a mom sometimes, much less a mom of three.
The first few months of parenthood come with a handful of unknowns. Is my baby healthy? Is my baby growing, gaining weight, and developing appropriately?
Now that Alice is 5 months, I can confidently say that we’ve made it past the hardest part of breastfeeding. And of course, now that we’ve figured out her gas issues and have breastfeeding down, she’s teething. Of course.
In concentrating on my health the past few years, one of the things I’ve really been looking at is gut health.
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