Breast care while breastfeeding

The breast, aside from being a point of contact with the baby, is the source of food for the newborn during breastfeeding. This is why, for the sake of both mother and baby, due precaution and care are of paramount importance.

With the aim of supporting mothers, Best Doctors has compiled the following guidelines that may be of some help in order to make the experience of breastfeeding successful and healthy.

1. How to hold the baby during breastfeeding The most important thing to bear in mind during breastfeeding is to make sure that your baby is correctly attached to the nipple. This means that the position of the mouth will allow feeding time to run smoothly. How do we know if the baby has attached itself properly? The entire nipple needs to be positioned deep inside the baby’s mouth, as well as part of the areola surrounding the nipple. The baby’s ideal feeding posture should be sitting or lying on the mother’s lap. The objective is to have both mother and newborn in Read more

5 tips for better communication with your doctor

As we have mentioned on previous occasions, at Best Doctors we consider that an important part of our health depends on our attitude as patients, in addition to our ability to take part in our diagnosis and treatments.

Being a patient does not mean being a passive recipient of medical knowledge, and the patient-doctor relationship is definitely a two-way street. Good communication with your doctor is fundamental to ensuring a correct diagnosis, the most appropriate treatment and the most lasting results. The next time you sit down in front of your doctor, keep these five tips in mind.

1. Trust your doctor. If you approach your upcoming doctor’s visit with just one idea, let it be this one. A trusting relationship with your doctor allows you to form a team with your doctor and work together on your diagnosis and treatment in an open and honest way. This doesn’t mean you need to blindly accept everything your doctor says, but if you start off with feelings of distrust you are more likely to hide important details or not follow treatment advice, leading to a higher likelihood of misdiagnosis or poor clinical outcome. 2. Be honest. “Forgetting” or being too Read more