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 »

Baby: The First Hours After Birth

You've made it through labor and met your baby for the first time - now what happens? Baby will be taken to the weighing station where mucus and fluid is sucked from the mouth and the initial Apgar score is noted. ... read more »

Where is My Baby? Post Labor Questions

After labor is over and the umbilical cord is cut, your baby is taken to a warmer in the delivery room. The initial Apgar score is given, baby is given a bracelet that matches yours and prints are made for security. ... read more »

Should I Have Advanced Directives (Living Will) in Place?

Advanced directives are legally binding documents that outline how you want to be cared for and who should make choices about your care should a medical emergency arise and you cannot make health care choices for yourself. ... read more »

Hospital Security Policies: What You Need to Know

You can be certain that all hospitals will have a different set of rules and methods in place to ensure optimal security, but here are a few policies common across the board. ... read more »

Common Orthopedic Problems in Newborns

Orthopedic problems in newborns are common with flat feet, in-toeing and bowlegs being common in the United States, but not all populations exhibit the same newborn orthopedic problems. ... read more »

Low Milk Supply When Breastfeeding

It is common for women to feel they are experiencing low milk supply at just the precise moment the female body gets used to feeding. Over-filled, leaky breasts are replaced with breasts that feel near normal and rarely leak. ... read more »

Whole Body Skin Cleansing with Chlorhexidine in Neonates

In medical centers with low-resource reserves, cleansing the umbilical cord with chlorhexidine is used to reduce mortality rates. ... read more »

Is My Baby Allowed in the Room for My Entire Hospital Stay?

Barring any complications during labor and delivery, infants are allowed and encouraged to stay in the room with mom during the entire hospital stay. Having baby nearby is crucial to early bonding and breastfeeding, if applicable. ... read more »

Newborns May Get Sick So Beneficial Microbes Can Flourish

Within the first few months of a baby's life, many parents come to the realization that their new little bundle of joy is sometimes more bundle, less joy. This realization often occurs during long sleepless nights while trying to soothe a fussy or sick baby. ... read more »

Newborns Aware of Their Own Existence on Day Two

One question many parents ponder is when does this glorious littleperson know it is indeed a separate and unique human being. When doesthe sense of self come into a baby's existence? ... read more »

Mom’s Respond Stronger to Baby’s Cry After Breastfeeding

According to a study just published in The Journal of Child Psychology, new mothers who choose to breastfeed are more likely to bond with baby than those who choose to breastfeed and bottle feed or bottle feed alone. ... read more »

Newborn-Sized Dialysis Machine Saving Little Lives in Italy

Kidney problems severe enough to require dialysis affect fewer than 2% of all babies, who need the machines to cleanse toxins from the blood while their kidneys are too weak to do the job themselves. ... read more »

Vitamin C Eases Lung Damage in Newborns of Smoking Mothers

A new study says vitamin C can help reduce newborn lung damage if their mothers were smokers during pregnancy. ... read more »

10 Ways to Make Breastfeeding Easier on Mom

Nursing a baby is like any other new endeavor - it takes time to get the hang of it. The first few days - or weeks - of trial and error can be frustrating, painful, and fraught with confusion. ... read more »

Preparing Young Siblings for New Arrival

One of the nicest things about being pregnant is that when mom is pregnant, the whole family is pregnant, too. Younger children, however, may require a little more time and TLC to get comfortable. ... read more »

Kangaroo Care

There is nothing more important than skin to skin contact between mother and child, according to the March of Dimes and other supporters of pregnancy and infant health. ... read more »

Future Cognitive Development Reflected in Newborn’s Eyes

A new study suggests there’s more than joy to be found in a newborn’s eyes. A baby’s gaze is a signal of how well his or her visual cognitive abilities will develop throughout early childhood. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 7

The thrills of being a parent are a daily benefit of caring for baby, but that care takes energy and nearly all of your time. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 8

By the eighth month, baby is mobile and active and all those lost hours of sleep have been replaced with busy days chasing him around trying to keep him safe and out of trouble. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 9

As the honeymoon phase of parenting ends you may notice a drastic change in the relationship you have with your partner. The last eight months have been all about baby and your relationship may have suffered for it. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 10

You're busy, baby's busy ' everyone is busy which means everyone needs a little extra energy. Planning for a trip to the store may seem like anamazing adventure at this point because it feels like baby needs asuitcase full of supplies. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 11

Every time you turn around there is something else you need to do or another late night call from baby. Fatigue is part of the first year of life, but there are some tricks to help you feel better throughout the day. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 12

This month you will spend quite a bit of time planning baby's firstbirthday party. Take some time to look back on the past 12 months. Youbrought a tiny human being home from the hospital ' completely dependent on you for everything. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Reasons for Infants to Revisit an 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 »

Feeding 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 effective in preterm infants as young as 30 weeks postconceptional age (PCA). ... read more »

Thalasso Method: A Gentle Childbirth

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 »

Antidepressants and Pulmonary Hypertension in Infants

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

How to Prepare an Older Child for a New Baby

The first time you brought home baby there were no other babies in the house. This time around, an older sibling is waiting for baby at home and things may get a little dicey for a while. ... read more »

If Your Newborn’s Hearing Isn’t Great, Get Another Test

Hearing is an essential part of your baby’s learning and cognitive development. If your baby couldn’t hear, you probably wouldn’t know it until it was too late and years of learning will have been wasted. ... read more »

Your Baby's Development

Learn about feeding, sleeping habits, baby care, safety, and more. ... read more »

Variations in Hunger Are Normal for a Baby

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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