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Dr. Alma Cortez

Pediatrics
Los Angeles, CA

Locations

Office

Los Angeles, CA

Address

California Family Care, 1410 Grand Ave. Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA
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Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

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A member asked:
Dr. Alma Cortez
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: In general, the most common cause of a fever in the mother is a viral syndrome such as a cold/flu. A breastfeeding mom should not stop breastfeeding just because she has a fever. The antibodies that she is creating to fight her own infection are pasedt through to her baby via the breastmilk. So, she is in fact also providing protection from infection while continuing to breastfeed.
A member asked:
Dr. Alma Cortez
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, it is normal. Every baby is different. Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for both mother and baby. However, it does not always occur as naturally as we hope. It is normal for latching difficulties to occur initially. It is always a good idea to have a lactation consult to discuss the specific needs of each mother-baby connection. Correcting latching issues will result in a happier baby.
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Apr 10, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cortez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cortez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
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