Category: Baby

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 ...
Tips for bringing baby home from the NICU

Tips for bringing baby home from the NICU

Bringing your baby home from the hospital after birth is a very exciting time. But if you had a premature birth or other pregnancy complications a ...
Vaccinations help protect us against serious diseases

Vaccinations help protect us against serious diseases

April 21-28 is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), a time to highlight the benefits and importance of immunizations. Vaccines are proven to be ...
Poison Prevention: Tips for Parents

Poison Prevention: Tips for Parents

Did you know that every year about 3 million people, mostly kids, eat or have contact with a poisonous substance? National Poison Prevention Week is o ...
Prescription opioids and breastfeeding

Prescription opioids and breastfeeding

Prescription opioids are medicines used to relieve pain your health care provider may prescribe if you’ve been injured or had surgery or dental wo ...
Congenital heart defects: how do you know if your baby has one?

Congenital heart defects: how do you know if your baby has one?

Nearly 1 in 100 babies (about 1 percent or 40,000 babies) is born with a heart defect in the United States each year. About 4,800 babies each year are ...
Take steps to prevent flu

Take steps to prevent flu

Flu activity increased again last week and the flu remains widespread throughout the United States. And according to CDC, flu activity is likely to re ...
Worried about the flu?

Worried about the flu?

By now you’ve probably heard that flu activity is widespread throughout the United States. If you’re pregnant or have a baby, here’s some information ...