Dr. Tanya answers the most common questions asked regarding breastfeeding babies. Visit each question below for the extended answer on Sharecare. What are the benefits of breastfeeding? Breast milk is the perfect blend of nutrition for the optimal growth and
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.
Stay hydrated (keep a water bottle within reach while nursing). Eat a balanced diet (about 500 calories more than you ate before pregnancy…yummy!). Breastfeed regularly. Pump it up (pump an extra morning feed if you have time). Get enough
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