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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

What Do New Fathers Need to Know?

What Do New Fathers Need to Know?

On a long plane flight recently, I started talking with the man next to me. He and his wife were expecting their first baby – due in just 3 months – and he was excited to get home to her. She was enjoying pregnancy and preparing for life with a baby.    He turned to me after describing all this and said earnestly: “What do I need to know?" READ MORE
Understanding Formula Choices

Understanding Formula Choices

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
The Big Deal About Breastfeeding

The Big Deal About Breastfeeding

Recently, a couple came to see me for their first baby’s 2-week checkup. They were happy and tired. The baby was beautiful and gaining weight well. The mom reported that breastfeeding was going well – her milk was in, nipples did not hurt, and the baby seemed to have got the hang of feeding just fine!  READ MORE