Bringing a child into the world can be a scary endeavor, and getting the health facts straight about what to consume or avoid during pregnancy and after the baby is born can be overwhelming.
Contradicting health headlines and commentary-filled social media feeds bombard expectant mothers with fears and concerns they may have never considered.
Dr. Kecia Gaither says as more information and studies are published, old theories are being discredited and giving way to new practices.
For example, the notion that "a little wine is fine" should be discredited. Alcohol use is the leading preventable cause of birth defects. Mothers should abstain from imbibing while breastfeeding as well.
In regards to "breast is best," Dr. Gaither agrees. Breast milk contains properties that provide boosted immunity in the baby. If a mother is unable to breastfeed, for whatever reason, formula will still provide the appropriate nutrients for the baby to thrive.
Listen as Dr. Gaither joins Dr. Bond to discuss some of the mommy myths circulating, as well as the medically-proven truths moms and dads should be aware of.