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This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, or Dr. Jen as she is known to her patients and many fans. Dr. Jen recently released a comprehensive video guide called Pediatrician In Your Pocket, which functions as the ultimate parent cheat sheet. Dr. Jen will explain what this new video guide is and how parents can use it to make their lives easier.
We will also explore many common questions new parents face but rarely find consistent answers to, such as if there really is benefit to delivering at a ‘baby friendly hospital.’ Also, ‘what is my baby’s poop supposed to look like and will it change based on what I eat if baby is breastfed?’ ‘Are pacifiers good or bad?’ ‘When should I worry if my baby isn’t sitting, speaking, walking etc?’ ‘When is it too early to sleep train vs. the right time?’ ‘Is cry it out safe?’ ‘When should my child start potty training?’ Answers to these and many more questions on this week’s MD for Moms.
Learn more about my guest, Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg:
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 the past 20 years. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a Fellow of 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. She contributes regularly with health and parenting topics, including child development, childhood obesity and sleep issues to Parents Magazine, Baby Chat TV, Fatherly, The Bump and RosiePope.com. 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 Real Age Guide to Raising Healthy Children (2007).
Dr. Jen’s mission is to maximize the potential 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.
As a pediatric authority in the care and treatment of children from birth to young adulthood, Dr. Jen is passionate about helping moms and dads be the best parents they can be, which has lead her to the creation of the video series Pediatrician in Your Pocket. She is proud to be the expert in this essential one-stop parenting series created for new parents. Her easy to follow parenting tips educate new parents with everything they want to know and may not know they’re missing. She’s there for you with expert advice 24/7, any time, day or night.
During her free time, Dr. Jen enjoys reading, yoga, playing with her kids outdoors, nature walks, bicycling, and swimming. She and her husband live just outside of New York City, where they are raising their three children.