Congratulations! Your head is, no doubt, spinning. Whether this is your first pregnancy, or your second, third or fourth—there’s so much to think about, so much to do. Where do you begin?
All babies cry. But when an otherwise healthy baby suffers from extreme fussiness, often defined as crying for more than 3 hours per day, more than 3 days per week for at least 3 weeks, they may have a condition called colic.
From the time I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It was probably due to a combination of reasons – but mostly because I had done a decent amount of research on breastfeeding for work, and I know a couple of great moms (who also happen to be Lactation Consultants) who had shared their passion for breastfeeding with me and who have very compelling stories.
Dr. Greene is a practicing pediatrician, author, speaker, children’s health advocate, and father of four.
Dr. Alanna Levine is a New York based pediatrician and a mom of two children.