Tag: newborn

When can your baby go home from the hospital?

When can your baby go home from the hospital?

If you just gave birth and are wondering when your baby will be discharged from the hospital, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has guidelines ...
Why vitamin K is important for your newborn

Why vitamin K is important for your newborn

Your baby will receive a shot of vitamin K soon after he is born. The vitamin K shot protects your baby from developing a rare, serious bleeding probl ...

What is Torticollis?

Torticollis literally means twisted neck. It is a something you have most likely had at one time or another—many of us have probably woken up with it ...
Gift ideas for the new mom

Gift ideas for the new mom

Your friend recently had a baby and, not surprisingly, is exhausted. As much as she may want to be "super mom," especially during the holidays, no wom ...
Inside your baby’s diaper

Inside your baby’s diaper

The following is an excerpt from Dr. Siobhan Dolan’s book, Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby. New parents are often surprised at what they find in their ba ...
Newborn screening and the March of Dimes

Newborn screening and the March of Dimes

This year, the March of Dimes and other health organizations are commemorating the 50th anniversary of newborn screening. In 1959, the March of Dimes ...
Rooming in with your newborn

Rooming in with your newborn

Many hospitals offer the option of keeping your newborn in the baby nursery while you’re in the hospital or letting your little one room in with you. ...
Newborn jaundice

Newborn jaundice

Jaundice is a yellow coloring of the skin and the whites of the eyes. It is caused by a build-up in the blood of a substance called bilirubin. Jaundic ...
Helping your baby sleep

Helping your baby sleep

New moms and dads can find it hard to get used to a baby's sleeping habits. And baby can find it difficult to get into a routine. In this video, Dr. S ...
The many benefits of kangaroo care

The many benefits of kangaroo care

If your baby is in the NICU, kangaroo care can seem like a life saver. Kangaroo care is a way to hold your baby so that there is as much skin contact ...