“You are what your baby needs, not your breast milk,”

“Before I only had anxiety and now, I have confidence,”

“What your patients need is you. It’s YOU.”

“But here’s the thing about medicine. Anything you choose is going to become routine, eventually, and so you have to look for the thing where you get something more.”

—and other quotes about the absolute insanity of raising healthy children by today’s standards. Please enjoy my conversation with pediatrician and writer Alison Escalante, MD about the genesis of her career from history major to med school to TEDx speaker, with advice for new parents and new pediatrics practitioners alike.

Alison Escalante, MD is a Pediatrician, TEDx Speaker, Writer and Woman on a Mission to ease the epidemic of anxiety that has convinced us we are always failing and is stealing our joy. She has developed a 3-step method to help parents raised their kids skillfully AND enjoy doing it. She writes for Psychology Today and her website is alisonescalante.com. She has degrees from Princeton in the history of ideas and Rutgers in medicine, and did her pediatric training at Duke and University of Chicago.

Alison’s TEDx talk: https://youtu.be/mYT7EDi_nOs

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