Sunday, October 13, 2019

Life of Dr. Mom is a health and medical mom blog designed for the modern parent whom struggles with balancing family, work, and fun. With her experience working in women health, postnatal care, mental health, and Pediatrics, Dr. Mom works to educate the modern mom with the most relevant up-to-date medical evidence to support families and the healthy development of their children.

The frequency of breastfeeding varies from mother to mother, and depends on multiple factors including milk supply, milk extraction abilities of the baby, as well as the mother’s response to infant’s hunger and satiety cues.   A mother’s ability to feed on demand means that...
Our daughter Madi has been the center of my husband's and my life since the day she was born. Our family, friends and nanny have commented about the significant adjustment that Madi will have once our baby boy arrives. I asked a...
Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life, but also one that can be quite stressful. While there are already a million things on your mind, it's important to make sure that your dental care is one of them. The fact is that many women don’t...
I remember when I was pregnant with Madi. I was so excited when I found out I was pregnant and couldn’t wait to start baby shopping! However, upon stepping into a baby store I easily became overwhelmed with all of the options for every single item. Add in...

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Mom Guilt and Self-Care

As a working mom with a toddler, I often feel guilty about not spending all day with my little one. In the morning when...

Travelling with Toddlers: What to bring when flying with a toddler

For the past 5 months, Madi and I have been commuting back and forth from Atlanta, Georgia to Edmonton, Alberta (Canada).  Dining, shopping, or...

What can I do about my anxiety?

Being a new mom or a mom with small kids can come with a little (or a lot!) of anxiety. You are responsible for...

Baby sleep – Is Sleep Training Bad For My Baby?

When I went through my medical training I thought putting your baby to sleep was as simple as putting your baby in the bassinet...

Breastfeeding Struggles

As a physician, I have counselled on the benefits of breastfeeding. I always encouraged breastfeeding as it’s more affordable, helps with bonding, and has...

Screen Time Paradigm

Growing up, my parents let my brother and me watch unlimited amounts of TV. I remember growing up not understanding why other children had...

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Am I at risk of gestational diabetes? How to prevent gestational diabetes in pregnancy

I was a big baby.  My mom had gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with me, and as a result I was...

Baby sleep – Is Sleep Training Bad For My Baby?

When I went through my medical training I thought putting your baby to sleep was as simple as putting your baby in the bassinet...

Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts

Prep time: 3 min Cook time: 10 min Ingredients: 2 cups of Brussel sprouts - about...

Artificial Sweeteners in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Low or no calorie sweeteners are common.  They are present in soft drinks and many other foods to replace sugar and other high...

Breastfeeding Struggles

As a physician, I have counselled on the benefits of breastfeeding. I always encouraged breastfeeding as it’s more affordable, helps with bonding, and has...

First Time Travelling Away from your Baby: What to Know.

Madi was 15 months old when my husband and I went to a medical conference in Quebec City. It was the first time I...

A Step by Step Guide of how to sleep train

If your reading this article, you’ve probably heard of sleep training and considered if it is the right idea for your family....

Constipation and Pregnancy

Constipation in Pregnancy Constipation is yet another uncomfortable symptom that is very common in pregnancy. We...

How to get a good nights sleep with sleep hygeine

All you Moms out there probably know the importance of a good nights rest. Without it, we are more cranky, irritable, and...

Cold Winters, Dry and Cracked Skin? How to Conquer Dry Skin in Children and Eczema

Any Canadian knows that winter is the WORST for our skin. Without copious lathering of cream we get scaly, alligator dry skin....

Helping your child learn to read will help with language development and academic abilities

Child development of language and literacy abilities (the ability to talk, read and write) occurs in stages over time.  It includes developing oral language, reading...

Does learning 2 languages at the same time cause speech problems or speech delay?

Growing up, I was fluent in Cantonese.  Unfortunately my Cantonese vocabulary has slowly diminished. I try to speak Cantonese as often as...

Myths about speech delay in children

Myth #1: Boys take longer to develop speech than girls. Fact: Speech and language development occurs at similar rates in...

Peanut and Nut Allergy- When Should I Expose My Child to Nuts?

Before starting Med school, I remember being told that we should avoids peanuts and nuts and other common allergens (like tree nuts, other legumes,...

How to Introduce Solids to Your Baby

Medical professionals say that solids can be introduced to an infant around 4-6 months old, and the first foods introduced should be iron-rich. As...

Tips for Managing Ear Infections in Children

I remember the first time Madi had an ear infection, she was 9 months old and I was...

The abdominal wall muscles and pregnancy: how are they affected?

The stretching out and thinning of the abdominal muscles and connective tissue allows a woman’s belly to grow into the beautiful, round...

Child development: warning signs if your child’s language development is not on track

When Madi was 15 months old, we were at a play area and we met a little girl who was 16 months...

Learn more about the 6 signs of coffee withdrawal

Generally speaking, caffeine consumption is safe and has some health benefits provided it is consumed in moderation.  But because coffee is a...

How is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) Treated?

Attention Deficit Hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a disorder of attention, impulsivity, and hyperreactivity that is treated with a combination of medications and behavioural treatments....

Baby sleep and travel: how to adjust

For the past 6 months I have been travelling with my toddler Madi between Edmonton and Atlanta (We live in Atlanta for...