Sarah A. Marshall MD


Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is feeding a baby breast milk directly from the breast or from a bottle after expressing the milk with a pump. Breast milk provides the best nutrition for a baby in the first 6 months of life. Other foods, such as cereal, are then gradually introduced while the baby continues to breastfeed. All major…

Birth Control

Birth control is any method used to prevent pregnancy. Another word for birth control is contraception (say “kon-truh-SEP-shun”). The only sure way to prevent pregnancy is to not have sex. But finding a good method of birth control can help you avoid an unplanned pregnancy.

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is an infection that is spread through sexual contact. It may cause skin blisters and sores in the genital area but often causes no visible symptoms. Some people may have only a single outbreak of herpes. Other people will have repeated outbreaks. Herpes can be bothersome, but it usually doesn’t cause…

Cup-Feeding Baby With Breast Milk or Formula

Cup-feeding is a way to provide breast milk or formula to a baby who is unwilling or unable to breastfeed or drink from a bottle. If a mother wants to breastfeed, cup-feeding is also sometimes used as an alternative to bottle-feeding for a baby who needs supplementation for a few days. To cup-feed your baby, fill a…

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on uncovering or understanding a person’s past to gain insight into current actions and behavior. This technique assumes that problems with behavior are caused by internal conflicts that the person is not consciously aware of. Psychodynamic therapy assumes that everyone has an unconscious…