Archive for September, 2010

Dr Ari Brown & Bethenny Frankel on the Doctors today

Hey everyone, I’m chatting with Real Housewife and new mom, Bethenny Frankel, on today’s episode of The Doctors. We’re talking pregnancy, babies, and girl stuff (so, you might want to watch when there isn’t a kiddo in the room…fair warning for my patients who like to see me on TV)! Have a great weekend, Dr […]


Similac infant formula recall

The manufacturers of the popular infant formula, Similac, have voluntarily recalled some lots of Similac powder infant formula sold in plastic containers and in 8-ounce sample cans, and 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans. There is a concern that these products are contaminated with a common beetle. According to the manufacturer, “The United States Food and Drug […]


Rachel Zoe fan? Watch the season finale tonight!

We love Rachel Zoe (and wish she would lend us a few pairs of shoes and a handbag or two). But we are particularly excited about tonight’s season finale that airs on Bravo at 10pm EST/9 Central. That’s because our own Dr Michele Hakakha of Expecting 411 makes a guest appearance! Tune in tonight and […]


3 things a pregnant gal needs

If you are like us, pregnancy is a really good excuse to go shopping! Besides all that cute baby stuff, there are a few key purchases you should get for yourself. Warning: none of these must-haves were spotted on the runways at New York Fashion Week. Granny panties. We know, it can be pretty demoralizing […]


Should infant formula freebies be banned?

Like attendees of the Academy Awards, new moms get bling bags after delivery. (While your labor may not have been Oscar worthy, you do deserve something for that feat!) But those goodies are coming from infant formula manufacturers who spend big marketing dollars distributing samples of their product. An op-ed piece in the LA Times […]


Toddler 411 is the #1 Toilet training book in US!

We have some exciting news! The new 3rd edition of Toddler 411 has hit the bookstores and it is the #1 bestselling toilet training book in the US, according to Amazon.com. Okay, it’s not on the New York Times Bestseller List, but this is about as good as it gets in the world of toddler […]


You need some iron, baby

It’s standard operating procedure for babies who are born prematurely to go home from the NICU taking an iron supplement. But, what about those babies who are born just a few weeks early and weigh between 4.5-5.5 pounds? New research suggests that they benefit from an iron supplement from six weeks of age until six […]


Flu vaccine…it's that time again.

Medical offices and pharmacies usually receive their flu vaccine shipments in October. This year, we got a pleasant surprise: early shipments of flu vaccine are here and ready to go. My office already has plenty of the nasal spray version (Flumist)—we are still waiting on the flu shots. So, here are 10 things you need […]