Episode 30: Guest – Dr. Stephanie Liu – Family Doctor

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn speaks with Family Doctor Dr. Stephanie Liu and answers new parent medical questions. Stephanie practices community family medicine and acute care at the University of Alberta Hospital. Alanna has had the pleasure of contributing to Stephanie’s popular blog over at lifeofdrmom.com and today Stephanie answers your top child medical questions!

This is the perfect episode for pregnant moms and new parents. Tag your favourite soon-to-be or new parents as we dive into:

• Is sleep training safe?
• When can baby go the whole night without a feed?
• What to expect from your baby’s visit with their doctor?
• When to introduce peanuts?
• When to introduce solids to a baby?
• How to treat constipation?
• Should you vaccinate your baby?
• What are the real risks of screen time?


Links From This Segment:

Meet Family Doctor – Dr. Stephanie Liu


1. In this article they found that letting the baby “cry it out” was similarly effective to other sleep training techniques – “Allowing the baby to “cry it out” was similarly effective, although parents often find this method more stressful.”
2. This is another study that discusses CIO (unmodified extinction) – and in the end they did not find any specific behavioural sleep training technique better than another.

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Alanna McGinn
Alanna McGinn
Alanna McGinn is Founder and Certified Sleep Expert of Good Night Sleep Site, a global sleep consulting practice. She is host of the ‘This Girl Loves Sleep’ Podcast and author of ‘This Baby Loves Sleep’. Alanna has established the world-wide brand of Good Night Sleep Site as being a #1 sleep resource for families and her and her team of sleep consultants strive in helping families (baby to adults) and corporations overcome their sleep challenges and have well-rested smiles in the morning. You can find out more about Alanna McGinn and how to work with a Good Night Sleep Consultant at www.goodnightsleepsite.com and follow Alanna and all her sleep tips on Instagram - @GNSleepSite.

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