Desperate to get your baby to sleep through the night but nervous he/she may not be ready? Watch what Dr. Tanya has to say about shaping your baby’s sleeping habits with a few simple changes to your bedtime routine.
I can usually tell if a family is prepared the moment I enter the exam room. When children are prepared for a situation, there is a greater chance that they will cooperate, behave and enjoy their experience. When parents are
Is your baby 8 to 12 months old? Watch Dr. Tanya’s video on Web MD about your baby’s growth and development from 8 to 12 months of age.
Babies need lots of stuff—all the time. Today’s perfect baby bag is so much more than bottles and diapers. It’s a care takers dream! It’s every baby supply you ever needed and it’s all in the most amazing bag that
Dr. Tanya, Is it normal that my 5 weeks old boy clears his throat during his sleep at night? After he clears his throat, he also stretches his arms and legs and then goes back to sleep. He doesn’t have
Parents always have questions about when to start solids and what solid food to feed their infant. It’s understandable, since recommendations are constantly changing and nutrition is so important for proper growth and development. A few answers to parent’s
Improper latch-on can cause pain and really interfere with breastfeeding. Here is a walk-through on proper latch straight from my own lactation consultant, Elisa Hirsch, RN, BSN, IBCLC. Position your baby with her body facing yours and with her nose
By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP In the hospital you have lots of help—nurses, lactation consultants and doctors—all at your beck and call. Then comes the time to take your little one home. You’ve read the “must-have” books, subscribed to
By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP It’s 2 am. Your first night home from the hospital. The baby is crying and you’re exhausted. Is she hungry, wet, tired…aaahhh! You’ve read all the must-have parenting books.
While breastfeeding can admittedly seem demanding because of the significant time commitment required (believe me, I know!), the benefits are well documented and the experience is priceless. Mother’s milk provides immunity against bacteria and viruses (less sick time for your