Pregnancy

Heart Palpitations and Magnesium

by in Anxiety, Dr. Benjamin Lynch, Fruits and Veggies, Heart Disease, Kitchen Sink, Pregnancy, Reader Questions March 25, 2010

Hi Dr. Ben, Question:I am currently pregnant and have been experiencing heart palpitations. My midwife told me to take magnesium. I have been taking a drugstore brand of magnesium oxide 250mg pills, but I don’t think I’m absorbing as much as I should because I am still having palpitations before my next dose. So, my question is […]

Breastfeeding Support Services

by in Breast Feeding, Kitchen Sink, Pediatrics, Pregnancy February 21, 2008

PHONE NUMBERS AND SERVICES • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: 1-800-322-2588 www.hmhbwa.org A non-profit organization with breastfeeding information, breast pump rental information and referrals to local lactation consultants. • La Leche League 1-800-LA-LECHE www.lalecheleague.org •24-hour hotline: 206-522-1336 • Evergreen Hospital Breastfeeding Center’s 24-hour help hotline: 425-899-3494 WEBSITES AND BOOKS • Breastfeeding Fact Sheets by Seattle and […]

Breastfeeding Benefits

by in Breast Feeding, Kitchen Sink, Pediatrics, Pregnancy February 21, 2008

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding (no formula or solid foods) and at least 1 year of breastfeeding. BENEFITS FOR BABIES Antibodies are passed from the mother to the baby through breast milk, which provides increased immunity. Breastfed babies have lower rates of the following conditions compared to formula-fed babies: […]