Dr. Jay Warren has dedicated his career to helping people live happy and healthy lives and now specializes in wellness care for pregnant women and babies. Dr. Jay practices at the CAP Wellness Center - a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary prenatal, post-partum and pediatric wellness center in San Diego, CA. He is a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies”, where he talks to experts in the natural birth and holistic parenting field every week. Dr. Jay also likes to enjoy an active lifestyle as a surfer, a yogi, and a volleyball player - although he’s becoming more of a runner now that his son, Niko, is 4 years old.
To the Grandparents - You can feel really good if you received a link to this show from one of your kids. This means that they really do care about you and are already thinking positive about ways in which you can all enjoy each others company when the new baby is born and how you can best help each other.
Michelle Beckner is a certified nutrition consultant and a mom of two. Michelle spent some time teaching starting solids, but has found her true passion to be supporting moms who are breastfeeding babies with food allergies and intolerances. Michelle herself has nursed both of her babies through dairy allergies and other food intolerances. She has recently weaned her youngest who is dairy egg and corn free. Michelle works to educate new and expecting moms on how to spot symptoms of allergies. She also works one on one and in groups to guide and encourage moms through this period of their breastfeeding journey.
I am going to limit this discussion having to do with one of the more common WLSurgeries that have the potential to cause rapid weight loss and make it difficult for you to absorb vital nutrients. A common W.bizLS is gastric bypass surgery where the stomach is made smaller and reroutes the intestines. Surgeries like this one and similar ones, result in rapid weight loss, lower daily intake and increase the risk factor for nutritional deficiencies. With this in mind, it is recommended that you work closely with your physician during pregnancy and postpartum. As a result of your surgery, you will need lifelong vitamin/mineral supplementation.
Shannon tells us about her breastfeeding journey with her son Luca and how she finally got the help she needed for her tongue tie baby. Shannon is the founder and CEO of SisterMom, a support website for moms. She is a licensed counselor with a Master of Science in Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communication. She has worked in the behavioral health field since 2001. Her clients include everyone from kids and families to Fortune 500 companies. She developed and teaches The Perspective Process™, which provides a solid foundation for happy relationships. In addition, she has a handsome Italian-American husband and feisty Italian-Irish-Native American son.
I am happy to report that based on current research, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD ) no longer advises moms to stop breastfeeding throughout the night. Current research shows that there is no conclusive evidence that prolonged breastfeeding or breastfeeding during the night increases the risk of early childhood cavities. It is likely this information may change... perhaps by the time you have your next baby, or perhaps 20 years from now when your baby has a baby, the advice will be different then what you are hearing today.
Kathy Parkes is a registered nurse, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association, has a Masters in Nursing Education degree, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She has been an IBCLC since 1992 and has worked with mothers and babies in a wide variety of breastfeeding situations in both the hospital and in private practice. She is a certified Peer Counselor trainer for the Texas WIC department. Kathy is a Compassion Fatigue Educator, specializing in perinatal and infant loss. She provides breastfeeding experience to families of all types and sizes.