Dr. Yvonne Brouard

Pediatrics
CA
33 years experience female

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BA Cornell University, 1983 MPH UC Berkeley, 1985 MD University of Pittsburgh, 1990 Research year, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1987-88 Pediatrics residency, UCSF, 1990-93 Chief Residency at San Francisco General Hospital, 1993-94 Private practice at Alameda Pediatrics 1994-98 Private practice at Sutter Gould Pediatrics, 1998-present

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

57 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Passing a test: After all the training that doctors do, they still need to pass a written and sometimes also an oral exam, in their specialty area, in order to be cer... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Normal : This is usually just because you have rapid let down and also because it is so easy to hear baby's insides working. If it makes her choke or makes her... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
6-8 weeks: Newborns tend to cluster feed, but after about 2 months most babies develop new routines, with more regular feeding times and longer breaks between fe... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Honey: Honey was compared to cough syrup with dextromethorphan and honey was equally effective for helping coughs. So a tsp of honey or some warm herbal tea... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes. : Women of any age can get blocked ducts and mastitis. It may go away on its own, but for more information please see this very helpful website: http:/... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Small amounts in AM: Most drug concentrations peak within a few hours in breast milk. Foods usually will reach the baby by about 6 hours after ingestion. You should avoi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Luckily, ibuprofen is relatively safe as not a lot crosses into breast milk and in small amounts is ok for baby.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Cystex contains methenamine, which will cross into breast milk and is NOT considered safe for nursing infants.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes. : Women of any age can get blocked ducts and mastitis. It may go away on its own, but for more information please see this very helpful website: <a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Hersolution libido pills contain multiple herbs and supplements which are not compatible with breastfeeding. There is a cream of the same brand which... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Gradually is best: 15 months is a tough age to wean a baby, as they are extra clingy due to the normal separation anxiety at this age. I usually advise my patients to w... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes. : Hot tub folliculitis is not contagious person to person. It resolves by itself and rarely needs any treatment. It is perfectly ok to breastfeed even ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Absolutely: Being a pediatrician is like having hundreds of children, luckily with hundreds of extra moms and dads to help out. We get to see 'our' kids grow and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Great!: A premature baby has a much greater chance to be healthy if breastfeeding rather than formula feeding. I cannot easily give you further advice without... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Baby acne?: It's likely to be baby acne at his age, assuming that he is otherwise well and feeding normally. Baby acne tends to occur right around this age and l... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ignore: Eat with other folks, Watch and eat what they eat too, Never eat alone.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ignore: Tell your doctor you have trouble controlling your appetite. Ask for a referral to a counselor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pressure/position: Sometimes a particular area gets clogged because we put pressure on it, for instance, straps from baby front carriers can do this for some sensitive w... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ignore: Don't base the diet on white starch such as bread, pasta, white rice, potato. Eat veg and protein.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Balanced diet: Try to have a protein and some dairy at each meal, along with vegetables and fruit. Avoid large portions of starch and avoid sugar and processed food... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Diane 35 contains an anti-androgen and an estrogen. It is used for birth control and for acne treatment. It is not safe to use while breastfeeding.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hormonal: Lumps under the nipple in newborns are almost always normal. They occur because the mom's pregnancy hormones cross through the placenta to the fetus, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No sugar: Eating good quality unsweetened yoghurt or taking a good quality probiotic can help treat and prevent yeast infections. Yeast thrives on sugar, so it... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Developmental/behavioral pediatrician specialize in children's mental health, with emphasis on behavioral issues such as ADHD.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No. : If you are already infected with the human papilloma virus, getting the vaccine cannot cure the infection. It may prevent other strains of infection,... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
4-6 months: Babies should absolutely not eat solids before 4 months, and many people wait till closer to 6 months to start solids. This is when a baby shows sign... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Phentermine, the active ingredient in Fastin, (phentermine) is not safe while breastfeeding. Losing weight during breastfeeding can be achieved with ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes : Quite likely you are feeling a milk duct. If it disappears after baby has nursed well on that side, then that is likely what it is. If it feels hard ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Often: Oral contraceptive or birth control pills stop a woman's body from ovulating, thereby preventing pregnancy but also stopping mid cycle pain and usuall... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Many women who have had children and have breastfeed will go on having small amounts of dried colostrum that appears on the nipples. If there is a lar... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not appropriate: Celestamine has both an antihistamine and a steroid in it. Steroids can stunt growth, so I would avoid this drug while breastfeeding. An antihistami... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
8 hours, pump&dumpx1: Most drug concentrations peak within a few hours in breast milk. Foods usually will reach the baby by about 6 hours after ingestion. You should avoi... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Sagging breasts are due to the loss of chest muscle underneath the breast tissue. If a woman maintains healthy eating and exercise that includes stre... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Natural oils: Olive oil or coconut oil can be used to rub into the area of stretch marks to prevent and treat them. Both oils are rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Often/not always : Some women with breast implants do breastfeed successfully. The issue is that when the surgeon does the implant, he/she cuts into the breast tissue, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Simply: A person with Tourette's has a feeling that they just can't stop, to do or say some thing. That might be a noise or word, or body movement, or hummin... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
College/Med school: To become a pediatrician you need a bachelors degree and certain prerequisite courses in math and science. Then you can applying to medical school, w... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Zoladex (goserelin) is not considered safe in breastfeeding. It should be stopped before pregnancy or breastfeeding.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pediatric specialist: Developmental/behavioral pediatricians specialize in children's mental health, with emphasis on behavioral issues such as ADHD.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Mom and baby: Breastfeeding is a natural physiologic process that happens after pregnancy. Not only does the breastfeeding have tremendous benefits for baby in ter... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Doctors are not allowed to take a board certification test unless they have already completed all the required training to practice in that specialty.... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Pediatricians must get a college degree, a medical school degree, and then must complete at least 3 years of training in pediatrics. They cannot be fe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Read: There are many excellent books on breastfeeding, and it is very helpful to understand how it all works and what to expect before you get there. You ca... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Pediatricians can treat up to any age they choose. Most of us set the limit at either 18 or 22, though some choose to treat only very young patients,... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Manageable: Many moms have inverted nipples. Some manage to nurse their baby anyway, with the help of a lactation specialist. Others are unable to get baby to l... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Read: There are many excellent books on breastfeeding, and it is very helpful to understand how it all works and what to expect before you get there. You ca... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
4tsp daily: According to the FDA, the recommended daily amount of sugar is 4 teaspoons a day. When you consider that a regular yogurt has 7 tsp and a can of soda... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ignore: Most of diet should be fresh vegetables. Add proteins: nuts, eggs, cheese, tofu.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Normal: The average age for a baby to sit unsupported is 7 months. There is a lot of variability between babies but your baby sounds normal. As long as baby ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Probably not: Celestamine has both an antihistamine and a steroid in it. Steroids can stunt growth, so I would avoid this drug while breastfeeding
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Aug 4, 2014
Dr. Brouard is a wonderful and compassionate doctor. It's an honor and privilege to be in her network of physicians.
Aug 3, 2014
She provides very sound advice not only on Pediatric Medicine but general health..Recommend!!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brouard is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks your advice was helpful. He is now up to 50mg of Zoloft but is expected to go off of the Abilify soon. Weight gain was considered before adding
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Very educational!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Modesto Region - Summer
2014
Top Pediatrician, First Place, California - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Modesto Region - Summer
2014
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