Q: I've seen the video of what to do if the plane depressurizes and I need to pull the oxygen mask down. They also say to make sure you put on your won mask before helping your baby or someone around you. I have to fly with my baby on my lap. In case of depressurization, will there be a mask for him, or do I share mine? A: Great question! Every section in the plane as one … [Read more...] about Extra oxygen mask on airplane for my baby?
A. The percentage of women who physically cannot make enough milk is very low. Not being able to breastfeed is a common reason some women give for not breastfeeding. We cause interruptions in breastmilk production when we start intervening with breastfeeding, often because of lifestyle decisions. For example, a well-meaning relative may urge a breastfeeding mom to sleep … [Read more...] about Truth or Myth: Are there women who can’t breastfeed at all?
A: Any amount of breastfeeding is better than none, so even if a mom only nurses for a short time, it is still beneficial to her and her baby. The recommendations are for exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and breastfeeding with complementary foods up to 12 months, because research shows the health benefits created for both the baby and mother from breastfeeding … [Read more...] about What’s the shortest amount of time to breastfeed and still be worthwhile?
Q: My partner and I have started trying to conceive…how long should we keep trying before going to a fertility clinic? A: Seeing a specialist sooner in your journey can greatly improve chances of success. But, it can be tough to know just how long you should wait for nature to work in your favor before going to a fertility clinic. Start by learning when your best time is to … [Read more...] about How long should I try to get pregnant before going to a fertilty clinic?
Q: Is it possible to treat painful periods and still get pregnant? A: Painful periods and heaving bleeding are hallmarks of a common condition called endometriosis that prevents pregnancy. Treatment for endometriosis often includes medications such as birth control pills and Lupron, both of which prevent pregnancy. It is challenging for women who are symptomatic from … [Read more...] about Painful periods preventing conception?