Category: Baby

Newborn screening saves lives

Newborn screening saves lives

Before your baby leaves the hospital, he has some special tests called newborn screening. Newborn screening looks for rare but serious and mostly ...
Pumping your breast milk 101

Pumping your breast milk 101

There’s no doubt that breast milk is the best food for babies in the first year of life. Breast milk has fatty acids, like DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), ...
Vaccines help prevent serious diseases in your baby

Vaccines help prevent serious diseases in your baby

August is National Immunization Awareness Month It’s always better to prevent a disease than to treat it after it occurs. That’s why vaccines are s ...
Breastfeeding in the NICU

Breastfeeding in the NICU

Breastfeeding can be challenging for any new mom. But if you had a premature birth (birth that happens before 37 weeks of pregnancy) and your baby is ...
Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

June is National Fireworks Safety Month and continues through July 4. For many families across the country the Fourth of July is a time to come togeth ...
April is National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month

Autism spectrum disorder (also called ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause major social, communication and behavior challenges. Some ...
Today is Rare Disease Day

Today is Rare Disease Day

February 28 is Rare Disease Day. Join March of Dimes and the National Organization for Rare Diseases (also called NORD) to raise awareness about t ...
How do I know if my baby has hearing loss?

How do I know if my baby has hearing loss?

Most babies are born being able to hear. But up to 3 in 1,000 babies in the U.S. are born with some kind of hearing loss each year.   Heari ...
The most common birth defect

The most common birth defect

February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week. During this week we raise awareness about the most common type of birth defect, congenit ...
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 ...