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Breastfeeding is DaBOMB.com!

Hi #Preggos! It’s ME Dr. Drai- your FAV OBGYN. I AM BACK…Hunni- I’ve missed you so. Dr. Drai has been so busy WERKing chile. Doing media interviews, catching babies, doing surgery, teaching DOCs, and seeing you #Preggos in the office is ALL in an average day’s work for me. FALL is in the air. AUGUST is almost gone. Dr. Drai is a lil’ embarrassed because he FORGOT to tell you something very VERY important. It’s #BREASTFEEDING Awareness Month. YAY! Of course, Dr. Drai has to spill some “Medical T” (TIPS) on this topic. I love IT when I deliver a kiddo and mom lets me put them immediately on her bare chest. Kangaroo Care is the ONLY care! The kid always seems to make their way right to the BOOBs. Maneuvering through a pelvis while having YOUR body squeezed is enough to make anyone hungry RIGHT? Let Dr. Drai remind you of the BENEFITs of breastfeeding.

Benefits for the Kiddies

  • your baby will get antibodies to protect them from diseases immediately. Because your antibodies are for diseases present in you, they are custom-made JUST for your baby. Breast milk is SO COOL!
  • your kiddo will have reduced risk of allergies or asthma. Raising a child with allergies to milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, or grass is NO FUN!
  • your little one will be the class valedictorian. Breastfed babies have higher IQs.
  • your bambino will less likely be fluffy. We all know the problems with obesity-high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, & heart problems. The list goes on & ON…Give your little guy a chance!
  • your kid will have good jaw development & growth of straight and healthy teeth as an infant. She’ll have that COLGATE smile! Watch out #HoneyBooBoo! LOL!
  • your baby will enjoy a sense of security from the act of nursing & immediately form an attachment to you. Awww…So precious.

Benefits for #Moms

  • you lose weight from the extra calories burned. Time to put BACK on that FREAK’em Dress! Big shout out to the #BeyHive.
  • your uterus will contract back to its original size. No more Spanx OR Girdles ladies! Well maybe…
  • your risk of breast and ovarian cancer will be lowered. We need all the help we can get in this “processed food” world.
  • you ease the high stress levels often associated with being a new mom. You don’t have to measure formula, sterilize nipples, or warm bottles. Less stress = more quality time with your baby AND #BabyDaddy.
  • you don’t have to buy formula. Breastfeeding is #FREE99 (in my best Kanye West voice). Yes- #FREE99.

Dr. Drai’s ONLY Recommendation

Moms- you need to give your baby exclusive breast milk for the first six months of their life. Try to breastfeed up to at least two years. DO IT FOR YOUR KID (NOT THE VINE)! There are too many benefits NOT to. See…Breastfeeding is DaBOMB.com! Some moms have trouble breastfeeding and THAT’s OKAY. Nothing is wrong with you. A baby’s got to eat right? Formula IT IS then…At least YOU TRIED!

Breastfeeding Tips

  • If possible, breastfeed within an hour after your baby’s birth.
  • To be the most comfortable, put your nipple as far back in your baby’s mouth as possible.
  • Breastfeed your baby regularly and frequently, as often as every two hours and at least eight times in a 24-hour period.
  • Unless advised by your DOC or midwife, do not give your baby sugar water or formula.
  • Air dry your nipples to prevent cracking and soreness.
  • Try to stay as healthy as possible by eating a balanced diet, resting as often as possible and drinking plenty of fluids, including water.
  • Be patient. It will take time for you and your baby to learn how to breastfeed.

Any question you have on the wonderful world of breastfeeding, click here

Until next time #Preggos…


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Dr. Drai

Dr. Drai

Dr. Draion M. Burch, DO (Dr. Drai) – a highly respected, board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist – is a nationally-recognized author, speaker, consultant, and go-to media expert on women’s health and transgender health issues. He travels the country to meet with women one-on-one and in groups to provide and instruct on healthcare. Although Dr. Drai may be requested to spread his medical expertise to all four corners of the U.S., he always makes time to genuinely help those in need. As a pragmatic physician who offers endless charisma, high energy, and a larger-than-life personality, his “bedside manner” makes it obvious why his patients have named Dr. Drai “America’s OBGYN.” Dr. Drai is the founder and chief medical advisor of DrDrai.com, where he discusses actionable ideas and real-world strategies to help women take control of their health. As an openly gay gynecologist he has patients flocking to him and his website for not only his medical expertise, but because of the security they feel in the way he cares for, relates to, and teaches women about subjects ranging from embarrassing vaginal care to serious sexual assault. His mission: Real medical advice, simplified. Dr. Drai takes his unique brand to the camera on his YouTube channel to spill his popular “Medical T” (TIPS) helping his self-titled #Preggos, #GYNEGirls and #GENTs pursue a healthier life. Dr. Drai’s on-point advice on off-the-wall questions about sexual health issues has many calling him a “sexpert.” Dr. Drai earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree from The Ohio University and completed his internship and residency at Michigan State University.

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