They say the one thing all new parents have in common is feeling exhausted. All. The. Time. I know I was! So it makes sense that parents have lots of questions about how to help their babies sleep better.
Your baby was sleeping fine for weeks and then suddenly they’re up multiple times each night. What happened? A friend may tell you, “They’re having a sleep regression!”
This concept is popular, but research hasn’t supported the idea that your baby’s sleep may revert to an earlier stage of waking up more often READ MORE
One of the most common questions any pediatrician gets is: “How can I help my baby sleep better?” The answer is so complex and specific to the baby, parents, family, and culture that I hesitate to even write about baby sleep! It just isn’t a one-size-fits-all thing.
I often get asked, “Does teething cause a fever?”
Nope. Teething causes…teeth. It doesn’t even cause much pain – most babies just sail through teething without a problem!
Here are some other things parents want to know about teething. READ MORE
When other moms in a mother’s support group recently told my friend her use of formula to supplement her breast milk was like “feeding him fast food when you should be feeding organic,” I was shocked. Maybe I shouldn’t have been – because parents receive unsolicited advice and criticism from all sides. READ MORE