Are Essential Oils Safe During Breastfeeding?

Essential oils have become a hot topic and many moms swear by them for everything from stress relief to headaches to indigestion. During breastfeeding, the use of fennel oil and basil oil to boost milk supply has also been popular. But is it safe? Does it work? To date, there are no studies on the […]

Choosing the Best Breastfeeding App

“Which is the best breastfeeding app?” is one of the most common questions new and expecting parents ask us. The best app for you will depend on how much data you want and what interface is most intuitive for you. So keep in mind the following when choosing one….

Choosing the Best Sippy Cup – and Convincing the Baby, too.

What’s the best sippy cup for a baby just transitioning from breast or bottle? Of course, every baby is different (I know we say that so much it’s like our mantra, but it’s TRUE!!), but here are some general guidelines that may help you find and introduce the best cup for you… 1. Soft spouts […]

What’s Up with Goat’s Milk?

Got goat’s milk? For several years now goat’s milk has gotten a lot of press both as a substitute for cow’s milk in formula and as food for older babies and children. But is it really better? When is it safe? For babies under one year of age, breastmilk or an FDA approved infant formula […]

Sleep Deprivation: A Survival Guide to the First Weeks

When. Will. This. Baby. Sleep. In the first few weeks, baby can seem to have days and nights mixed up and want to feed or play all night. This is not at all uncommon. Our daily rhythms are in many ways controlled by our biological response to daylight. And Baby comes from a place of […]

A Salute to Our KP Nurses

In the midst of all the talk around nurses these days, I wanted to take a minute to talk about our KP nurses specifically. And by “nurses” I also mean our medical assistants who, at KP, do many of the same jobs. First thing every morning, I watch the nurses bring their coffee and breakfast into the […]

When Everyone Tells you Something Different…

“Everyone tells me something different.” It’s the number one struggle we hear from new parents. When it comes to parenting questions such as diapering, feeding, sleeping and even choosing a baby swing, everybody’s got an opinion. Every sister, neighbor and online forum offers you a new idea, often with the conviction that this is The […]


Welcome to the Kennesaw Pediatrics Newborn Center blog. Here we hope to inform, inspire, and maybe even entertain you as you journey through pregnancy and the first year of your child’s life. From the moment you feel the first kick, to the first long stare into those amazing newborn eyes, to the first wobbly steps, […]