Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP - In the middle of his residency training, pediatrician Jay Gordon took an unusual step. Deciding that he needed greater knowledge about nutrition, vitamins, and alternative medicine in order to practice medicine the way he wanted to, Dr. Gordon took a Senior Fellowship in Pediatric Nutrition at Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City. After his residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Dr. Gordon joined the teaching attending faculty at UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP
Intensely interested in infant nutrition and breastfeeding, Dr. Gordon is the first male physician to sit for and pass the International Board of Lactation Certification Exam and has served on the Professional Advisory Board of La Leche League for twenty-four years.
In addition to treating patients, he participates in the training of medical students and residents, lectures all over the world, writes books, and writes a monthly column for “Fit Pregnancy” magazine. He has contributed to “New York Parent,” “Parenting” magazine and has been quoted in the L.A. Times, New York Times, and The London Times.
Dr. Gordon’s first book, the well-received Good Food Today, Great Kids Tomorrow, offers a life-changing plan for families who want to make dramatic changes in health and fitness through nutrition. Brighter Baby, examines the positive effect that attachment parenting, combined with infant massage, has on children’s health and intelligence. Other releases include: Good Night! The Parents’ Guide to the Family Bed and Hug Your Baby, a gentle guide through the first year, which were released summer, 2002. He also published, Listening To Your Baby: A New Approach to Parenting Your Newborn, which still gets great reviews from parents. His most recent book is The ADD and ADHD Cure, the Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child.
When the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Television and the Media named Dr. Gordon “the most influential doctor in America,” they were referring, tongue-in-cheek, to Dr. Gordon’s role, as the medical script consultant, in eliminating lollipops from the office of “Doctor Weston,” lead character on the sitcom “Empty Nest.”
After two years of consulting on television scripts, sets, and ideas, Dr. Gordon was named CBS TV’s Medical Consultant for Children’s programming. He also worked for five years on ABC Television as the on-air medical correspondent for the “Home Show,” and continues to consult regularly for television and movies. He’s appeared on Fox 11 News, ABC’s 20/20 and most recently on Larry King Live.
Dr. Gordon contributed and wrote the Forward to “Smart Medicine for a Healthy Child” and “The Encyclopedia of Vitamins and Supplements” (both published in 1999), is pediatric consultant for “Fit Pregnancy” magazine and a frequent contributor to “Parents,” “Parenting,” and other media outlets.
Busy as he is, Dr. Gordon finds that his most challenging job is “being a good husband and the best possible parent to my daughter.”
Cheryl Taylor, BA, MME, CBE is our Website Director.
She is a mom of four and long time breastfeeding advocate.
Her enthusiasm for breastfeeding began as an expectant mom when she was informed she was carrying twins. Wanting to be prepared for the possible difficulties of breastfeeding multiples and preemies, she found a local La Leche League International group to offer information and support. She began devouring literature pertaining to breastfeeding and hasn’t stopped since. She credits La Leche League with getting her started on the right path to success exclusively breastfeeding. She continues to be a huge advocate of the support and accurate information they offer women in communities around the world.
Cheryl Taylor, BA, MME, CBE
As a Certified Breastfeeding Educator Cheryl considers it one of her missions in life to help moms successfully nurse their children. Her personal breastfeeding experience and studies in lactation have proven her to be a valuable resource to thousands of moms who have sought her advice on breastfeeding.
Cheryl has her Bachelors in Music, Masters in Music Education and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Music Education with emphasis in choral conducting while serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Oklahoma. Teaching is definitely her life’s passion, whether in a classroom setting or in responding to a late night email from a parent.
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