Category: Baby

How you can protect your baby against the flu

How you can protect your baby against the flu

Influenza (also called flu) is a virus that can cause serious illness. It’s more than just a runny nose and sore throat. The flu can cause serious ...
Developmental milestones and adjusted age for premature babies

Developmental milestones and adjusted age for premature babies

During the first year of life, a baby grows and learns very quickly. Although babies develop at their own rate, most babies reach developmental milest ...
What do you need to know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?

What do you need to know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. Almost all babies get it before the age of 2. Your ...
How to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome

How to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. Here are ...
March of Dimes resources for NICU parents

March of Dimes resources for NICU parents

Being a parent in the newborn intensive care unit (also called NICU) can bring a mix of emotions, like fear, loneliness and anxiety. It can leave ...
Why newborn screening is important

Why newborn screening is important

Newborn screening tests check for rare but serious and mostly treatable conditions. Babies with these conditions often look healthy at birth. If a ...
Getting your other children ready for a visit to the NICU

Getting your other children ready for a visit to the NICU

If your baby is in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) and you have other children, you may wonder about how to get them ready to meet their new br ...
Vaccines and your baby

Vaccines and your baby

Vaccinations can help your baby have a healthy start in life. When your baby gets on-time vaccinations, he gets protection from serious diseases. Most ...
Breastfeeding: Common discomforts and what to do about them

Breastfeeding: Common discomforts and what to do about them

Breast milk is the best food for your baby. Breast milk gives your baby important nutrients that help him grow healthy and strong. Do not feel dis ...
Breastfeeding is good for mom and baby

Breastfeeding is good for mom and baby

In the United States, most new moms (about 80 percent) breastfeed their babies. About half of these moms breastfeed for at least 6 months. You may ...