Category: Baby

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 ...
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 ...