Today, I put my role of doctor above my role of mom. Today, my physician husband and I made the difficult decision to send our daughter to live with my in-laws for the foreseeable future as we prepare to battle coronavirus in New York City. I am a pediatric hospitalist, and a few weeks ago, I had no idea what things would look like for me at work. We heard that ...

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"You're a pediatrician; you already know everything." "Full-term babies latch easily and basically breastfeed themselves." "I didn't have trouble breastfeeding, so you should be fine." I heard a lot of comments like this from friends and family when I was pregnant. However, when I became a mom, I was woefully under-prepared to answer my own questions when it came to breastfeeding. I knew I wanted to breastfeed my daughter, and exclusively of course, ...

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