Timing of Maternal Tdap Immunization Is Vital to Infant

It is assumed that mothers immunized for pertussis (Tdap) pass enough antibodies on to the infant to protect against infection until infant Tdap immunizations begin, if antibodies are not passed in sufficient amounts the infant is not protected until vaccination begins. ... read more »

Behavioral Assessment in VLBW Infants

The Infant Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Program (IBAIP) supports cognitive and physical development of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. ... read more »

Newborn Care Practices and Health Seeking Behavior

Although the details of the research are limited, a new study out of Gujarat, India shows a direct connection between socioeconomic status and medical care sought and received by pregnant women and newborns. ... read more »

Cognitive Development after Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction Treatment

Neonates born with intestinal obstructions are treated surgically in infancy. There are no studies revealing the long-term motor and cognitive development of these children during childhood years. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 2

Those first few weeks of motherhood fly by and you were expecting to be happy about your newly arrived bundle of joy, but instead, you feel sad and down. ... read more »

Why Baby Might Be Born with a Head Blister

Birth is a strenuous process for everyone involved. You will be screaming and sweating through labor, your husband will be holding his breath as you grip his hand, and the nurse staff will be tirelessly focused on making sure you and your baby come out. ... read more »

Disfigurement in Infancy is Often Temporary

There is one story my mom always tells when the subject of childhood safety scares comes up during family discussions. She was very careful to make sure nothing bad happened to me as, but one slip-up gave her a story she will never forget. ... read more »

When Fluffy Attacks: Treat Pet Scratches and Bites

Having a pet around a newborn baby can be totally harmless with proper supervision. As long as you never give your cat or dog full access to your baby without supervision, there shouldn’t be any problems. ... read more »

Preventing SIDS: What Latest Research Shows

While the condition is still not well understood, much research has been conducted in recent years in an effort to understand the causes and possible prevention of this heartbreaking illness. Below is a discussion of some of the latest findings. ... read more »

It’s Normal for Your Baby to Go through Periods of Voracious Hunger

I’ll be honest—one of my good friends is a panicky new mom. She calls her baby’s pediatrician whenever she notices even the slightest change in his behavior or his habits. The doctor is used to it at this point, and there’s really nothing wrong with being cautious. ... read more »

Surprising Reason Why Babies’ Noses Are So Stuffy

A runny nose and stuffed-up head signal a cold in almost everybody but newborns are different. Unexpected symptoms such as a stuffy nose with no discharge can be mystifying. ... read more »

How to Handle Teething

Teething makes for a cranky baby, and therefore cranky parents. Luckily there are some time tested methods and some new technologies that help the teething process break though. ... read more »

How to Cut a Newborn's Nails

Cutting a newborn baby's nails can be an anxious moment for a parent as they not want to hurt the baby. ... read more »

Sexually Transmitted Diseases During Pregnancy

An infection during pregnancy is different from when you are not pregnant - it can affect the pregnant woman as well as the developing fetus inside the uterus. ... read more »

Preparing a Child for the Arrival of a New Baby

The best time to tell a child about the upcoming baby is after mom's tummy is large enough to show through clothing. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 5

With all of the emotional changes and fatigue after having a baby, you may have left behind your healthy diet and exercise routine. Now is the time to get your body back in action, but you may be surprised by the lingering effects of pregnancy. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 3

You are getting the hang of this parenting thing, but you can't forget your partner along the way. You have more than enough love for your partner and your baby, but you need to focus on what's best for you sometimes to be the best mom and partner you can be. ... read more »

How to Prepare Financially for a Baby

Welcoming a baby into the family creates many changes. The financial landscape of a family's budget is dramatically altered when a baby arrives. Consider the following tips when preparing financially for your new addition. ... read more »

Reducing Newborn Infection Rates with Maternal Immunization

Recently, suggested changes to maternal immunization guidelines suggest all women be vaccinated with Tdap in every pregnancy, but Tdap is not the only immunization currently being investigated. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 1

Prior to giving birth you likely read tons of articles and books on how to care for a newborn and how to be the perfect new parent, but reality is far different from the planning process. ... read more »

Probiotics No Help for Colicky Babies

A new study, conducted a little differently than most, indicates that probiotics are actually no help with colicky babies in most cases. ... read more »

How to Deal With a Newborn Baby's Cold

While it is always hoped that a newborn baby will not ever get sick, this is rarely the reality. Newborn babies are susceptible to colds and other illnesses because their immune system is not yet fully developed. ... read more »

How to Keep up Romance With a Newborn Baby

To keep the romance in your relationship after a newborn baby arrives, one must change the notion of romance. ... read more »

Does Your Baby Have a Cold or RSV?

When your baby finally makes his way out of the womb and into the real world, his immune system won’t be able to fight off all of the germs and infections he might encounter. It’s not uncommon for a newborn baby to come down with some type of virus. ... read more »

Is Your Baby Dependent on the Boppy?

You might have gotten this pillow from a relative at the baby shower, and it really is an excellent product. However, it’s actually designed to gently mimic your arms to that your baby can lie down on his or her own without rolling around or feeling abandoned. ... read more »

Newborn Pain Increases with Smoking

Newborns may be more stressed if mother chooses to smoke during the pregnancy, researchers are reporting this month. ... read more »

Your Baby's Development

Learn about feeding, sleeping habits, baby care, safety, and many other topics concerning your baby's development. ... read more »

Delicious Baby Aroma Encourages Mom's Bonding

The almost-universal cry of mothers upon cuddling a newborn baby - thatthe baby smells good enough to eat - is more than just delight andaffection. It's a very real neurological response that can be tracedusing brain imaging scans. ... read more »

How-to Guide for Newborns

Taking care of a newborn baby is not always easy. Let us guide you through the care of your new baby. ... read more »

Anti-Depressants Increase Risk of Pulmonary Hypertension in Infants

According to a new study, use of anti-depressants during pregnancy may increase risk of high blood pressure in the lungs, or pulmonary hypertension. ... read more »

How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

A healthy pregnancy starts with variety. The foods you eat need to follow the food pyramid and cover each of the recommended food groups. ... read more »

Your Baby’s Food Allergies

It’s not uncommon to think that your baby might have a food allergy. Especially since some maternal behavior is tied to allergies in babies, you might worry that any strange behavior or illness your baby is showing is related to an allergic reaction. ... read more »

Toxoplasma Infection in Mexican Newborns

  A systemic review of clinical data collected on toxoplasma infection between 1954 and 2009 was recently published out of the University of Guadalajara.  ... read more »

Will Your Baby Have Dimples?

Let’s face it — dimples are adorable. When a little kid smiles with those expressive indentations on both cheeks, it’s hard not smile yourself from the innocence and sweetness you see. ... read more »

Pregnancy Tools and Fertility Tools

Pregnancy and fertility tools to help you improve your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy. Chinese Pregnancy Calendar, Ovulation Calculator, Due Date Predictor, etc. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 6

Intimacy is an important part of the parent relationship, but your life has been all about baby for the last six months. That needs to change. Intimacy is difficult with work, life, baby and home, but you can make time with a little planning. ... read more »

Nevirapine Reduces Risk of HIV Passing to Newborn

When a pregnant woman is HIV-positive, there are health factors and treatments that can reduce the chance of passing the infection to the fetus during childbirth. ... read more »

Umbilical Cord Healing: Dry Cord Vs Human Milk

Researchers at the Department of Midwifery at the Islamic Azad University in Iran recently published a simple study on newborn umbilical cord care. The group aimed to find out if applying human milk to the remaining umbilical cord would affect healing/drop off time. ... read more »

Feeding Behavior and Performance of Preterm Neonates on Paladai Feeding

According to researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, paladai (beaked receptacle) feeding can be affective in preterm infants as young as 30 weeks postconceptional age (PCA). ... read more »

Neonatal Supplementation Practices in a Hospital Setting

Supplementing breastfeeding neonates with formula is necessary in some situations, but the practice may be used in situations where supplementation is not medically needed. ... read more »

Characteristics and Diagnoses of Neonates Who Revisit a Pediatric Emergency Center

A recent study in the journal Pediatric Emergency Care reveals a possible connection between first-visit symptoms and hospital admission at a second emergency room (ER) visit. Researchers evaluated ER visits for neonates. ... read more »

Positive Parenting and Newborns with Cystic Fibrosis

Recruiting newborns into cystic fibrosis studies is important to research, but there are no studies into how parents feel about including their recently diagnosed newborns in treatment studies. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Father to Your Baby

Being a good father to your baby is not as daunting as it can seem. With a little common sense and a good sense of commitment, it can be one of the most rewarding things that one has ever done. ... read more »

Thalasso Method: Childbirth So Gentle Babies Seem to Sleep Right Through It

A maternity nurse in Paris, France, has published a video online that is capturing the hearts of just about everyone who sees it. The video shows twins just moments after birth being gently and lovingly treated to soothing music and a warm bath. ... read more »

Measles (Rubeola) Infection During Pregnancy

Measles (also known as Rubeola) is a viral disease that usually produces fever, cough, conjunctivitis and a red, bumpy rash, and a rash ("Koplik's spots") inside the cheeks. ... read more »

When Can a Baby Fly? Is It Safe Flying With a Newborn Baby?

When can a baby fly? Flying with a newborn baby infant is extremely stressful and asking about when a baby can fly is among the most important questions for new parents. ... read more »

The Cure For Grunting Baby Syndrome

If your doctor tells you that your infant is suffering from grunting baby syndrome, you might have to refrain from laughing out loud. While your baby certainly has been grunting a lot, you probably didn’t expect his diagnosis to be so simple. ... read more »

FAQs on Bathing Your Baby

Everything you need to know about bathing your baby! ... read more »

How to Bathe Your Baby Safely

Bathing a baby is an important activity. It allows for some great bonding time but also requires a lot of preparation. ... read more »

Overcoming Sleep Deprivation

While the baby may spend the majority of the day sleeping off and on, moms and dads tend to use that time to clean up around the house, cook and spend time with each other and their other children. But using those precious moments to sleep when your baby is sleeping is vital. ... read more »

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