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San Diego Pediatricians | Children’s Primary Care Medical Group » Archive » The Importance of Family Support for Breastfeeding Success

SHARE Breastfeeding your infant is very important to the overall health and well-being of your new baby. However, it is not always easy. Both the baby and the mom need to learn how to accomplish this task. The first few days of nursing requires support and patience and guidance. And while the breast milk does …

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San Diego Pediatricians | Children’s Primary Care Medical Group » Archive » What Should You Eat While Breastfeeding?

SHARE Breastmilk naturally has the perfect ratios of fats, proteins, water, and carbohydrates for your baby, and is overflowing with vitamins, minerals, and healthy bacteria. So once you’ve decided to feed your baby tailor-made human milk, you might be wondering, “Do I have to eat the perfect diet to make the perfect food for my …

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San Diego Pediatricians | Children’s Primary Care Medical Group » Archive » BREASTFEEDING: GETTING A GOOD LATCH

SHARE Breastfeeding can be a beautiful journey for mothers and their babies. But if breastfeeding is causing discomfort and pain, a baby’s latch could be the problem. Nipple pain that lingers beyond a slight tenderness with initial latching might be a sign that there is something wrong with latch, position, or suck. A painful latch …

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San Diego Pediatricians | Children’s Primary Care Medical Group » Archive » TO SHIELD OR NOT TO SHIELD?

SHARE A nipple shield is a thin piece of silicone that is placed over the mother’s nipple to assist with infant latch. The shield provides a pressure on the baby’s palate which can help encourage sucking. Milk leaves the breast and is pulled through small holes at the tip of the shield into the baby’s mouth. Many mothers …

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San Diego Pediatricians | Children’s Primary Care Medical Group » Archive » FIVE ELEMENTS OF SELF-CAREFOR BREASTFEEDING MOMS

SHARE With motherhood, there is a time of role transition. It is a profound experience, a wild ride, a journey filled with good days and bad days, easy days, and hard days. This time is especially important to take care of yourself first so your baby can thrive. Self-care and support from those around you …

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San Diego Pediatricians | Children’s Primary Care Medical Group » Archive » TONGUE TIE:WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

SHARE Breastfeeding is supposed to be this beautiful, natural, easy thing. The baby comes out, roots, reaches the breast, latches on, sucks and feeds! Sounds easy, right?  Not so much!! Many (if not most) of the mamas I know and the patients I care for struggle in the beginning…and almost all (who are dedicated and …

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San Diego Pediatricians | Children’s Primary Care Medical Group » Archive » THREE REASONS WHY A NEW MOMNEEDS A BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP

SHARE At CPCMG, we know just how important it is to have continuous support in your breastfeeding journey – the questions don’t end when you get home from the hospital! In fact, you may have more questions which you can ask during your appointment with a CPCMG International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (just ask your …

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San Diego Pediatricians | Children’s Primary Care Medical Group » Archive » All About Wellness Visits

by CPCMG in Health News SHARE Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Your child’s annual wellness exam is the best opportunity for CPCMG providers to check their growth and development, not to mention their vital signs, vision and hearing. Visit the blog post appropriate for your child: Infants and children up to two years old Children …

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San Diego Pediatricians | Children’s Primary Care Medical Group » Archive » Five Tips to Get BreastfeedingOff To the Right Start

SHARE Congratulations! You’ve made a great decision to support your and your baby’s health with breastfeeding. You may be wondering, what’s the best way to get started or transition to breastfeeding? Follow these five tips: Skin-to-Skin in the first hours, days, and weeks after birth is a great way to bond with your baby. Hold, …

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San Diego Pediatricians | Children’s Primary Care Medical Group » Archive » 5 Things to Do to Get Your Child’s SleepBack on Track

SHARE Summer is winding down and soon it will be time to get back to school (some districts are already back in session). The late nights of watching movies, playing video games, and simply staying up past regular bedtimes are over! Well-rested children with appropriate amounts of sleep will be better prepared to listen and …

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