A Decision All Mothers Have to Make: Breastfeed or Formula/Bottle Feed?

breastfeeding or bottlefeeding newbornWhen it comes to food for newborns, options are rather easy. During the first six months you should either be feeding your newborn breastfed milk or fortified formula.

What are reputable sources saying?

You can read tons of articles online and get almost nowhere with various sources saying to go one way or the other – or even do both.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is a very reputable source and here’s what they have to say on the matter: breastfeeding is the best choice for infants.

A few pointers to keep in mind before attempting to breastfeed your newborn child:

• Premature and sick babies should also be breastfed.
• Adoptive mothers should also breastfeed.
• Breastfeeding should be done anywhere from 8-12 times per day.
• Each session should last roughly 20-30 minutes, with 10-15 minutes on each breast.
• The advantages of breastfeeding far outweigh the negatives.
• Dr. Torbati can offer you personalized family planning advice in Tarzana tailored to your specific needs.

Advantages and Disadvantages to Breastfeeding

If you’re concerned with costs – did you know breastfeeding is the least expensive way to feed an infant? Well, it is. There are many other natural advantages to breastfeeding over the alternatives.

Visit our website to learn more about Dr. Torbati’s advantages and disadvantages to breastfeeding.

OBGYN Tips on How To Prepare for Natural Baby Delivery

Natural baby delivery and labor fearsDr. Torbati has successfully delivered multiple newborn children from many different mothers over a span of 20 years. He seeks to share his wisdom for mother-to-be’s in anticipation of their newborn child. He offers his personal tips on how to prepare for natural baby delivery.

Anxiety is Normal

One thing present in every delivery is anxiety. Mothers (and the whole family) are generally excited and enthusiastic during childbirth. However, negative thoughts are common for the mother-to-be. It’s normal to feel as if your body is not strong enough to carry on through the final part of pregnancy. All women feel this. Yes, ALL.

Half of your battle will be centered on easing this anxious feeling.

Exercise Strengthens the Body

Exercise is a great idea because it conditions your body to better handle the labor involved in childbirth. The easiest exercise to perform is basic cardio to give you more endurance. Basic cardio involves light jogging around the block, bicycling, and

However, squats and stretching work best. Squats specifically target the muscles that are responsible for delivery in the labor process. There’s no need to overdo it, either. No weights necessary. Simply follow proper squat form and perform a set or two daily.

For stretching, try prenatal stretching exercises that trigger the muscles used during labor: chest, calf, back, and hips. There are plenty that can be found with a simple Google search of “prenatal stretching exercises”. They are not difficult to perform, either. By conditioning these muscles, it will help smooth out the process as well as alleviate a bit of anxiety knowing you’re well prepared.

Consider Taking a Class on Prenatal Childbirth

If you’re the type who is struggling to grasp how the situation will pan out and you’re searching for answers with no calming finds, then you may want to consider taking a class on preparing for childbirth.

If a class does not sound convenient to you for any reason, then you could also schedule a personal appointment with me, Dr. Torbati, in my OBGYN office located in Tarzana. I would be delighted to describe the process in more detail and help you curb your anxiety.

Dr. Torbati – Tarzana Women’s Health OBGYN Blog

Welcome to Dr. Torbati’s Women’s Health + OBGYN Blog

Dr. Torbati women's health, gynecology, and obgyn blog for news, events, and information.

As a practicing gynecologist and obstetrician located in Tarzana, I’m thrilled to have a place where I can share important news, events, and updates regarding the wonderful world of women’s health with you.

To help familiarize you with everything, I have been practicing for a little over 20 years now – having developed a sincere passion over the years for delivering newborns to many excited mother-to-be’s.

I provide a wide range of comprehensive women’s health services including:
-Family Planning
-Gynecology (i.e. Mammogram, Cancer Screening)
-Obstetrics (i.e. 3D Ultrasound)
-Cosmetic Enhancements (i.e. Laser Liposuction)

I wanted to personally thank you for visiting my blog. Stay tuned for exciting updates in the near future! You never know, you might learn something. 🙂