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083: What Pediatricians Want New Parents to Know with Dr. Jen Trachtenberg

Are you considering which pediatrician you should choose for your child? From personal experience, I know the importance of finding the right pediatrician who will not listen to the outside noise, but who will listen to you and make the best decisions for your child.


Episode highlights...

  • Dr. Jen discusses the importance of finding a pediatrician who will help educate and advise parents in addition to treating children.

  • Parenting is different for each child because each child is unique in his/her own way.

  • Dr. Jen advises parents to write down questions for your child’s pediatrician.

  • Dr. Jen discusses the importance of making safety paramount when it comes to taking care of children.

  • Dr. Jen shares pertinent information for new mothers regarding feeling overwhelmed after having a baby and caring for it.

  • Don’t give space to guilt

  • Dr. Jen shares the top 2-3 misconceptions new parents have about parenting.

  • Dr. Jen says children see their parents as role models.

  • Advice to parents of premature babies is given by Dr. Jen.

  • Learn about the workshop Dr. Jen offers for healing from Postpartum Guilt, Grief and Trauma

Choosing the right Pediatrician for your family is a major decision that you will weigh heavily. Ultimately, your Pediatrician will be your partner in making the best decisions for your child.

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About the Guest

Pediatrician Jen Trachtenberg, MD – known to her patients as Dr. Jen – is a nationally renowned parenting expert, board-certified pediatrician, and has maintained a successful private pediatric practice in New York City for over 20 years. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and mother of three children. Dr. Jen has appeared numerous times on NBC's TODAY show, CNN, and Fox News, contributes regularly with health and parenting topics, including child development, newborn care, nutrition, childhood obesity and sleep issues to Parents Magazine, First for Women Magazine, Baby Chat TV, Fatherly, The Bump and She has published two parenting books, The Smart Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kids through Check Ups, Illnesses and Accidents (2010), and Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children (2007) and now her one of a kind, video parenting manual Pediatrician In Your Pocket (2017).

Dr. Jen’s mission is to maximize the potential that is within every child. Her lifework as a

pediatrician and parenting expert emphasizes the importance of a child's emotional, behavioral and

physical well-being, while focusing on improving social and environmental factors to reduce the risk of

chronic disease in adulthood.

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