Author: March of Dimes

Brain bleeds in premature babies

The younger, smaller and sicker a baby is at birth, the more likely he is to have a brain bleed, also called an intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). If ...

Breastfeeding 101

If you’re breastfeeding or thinking about breastfeeding, you’ve come to the right place. This post is your one-stop-shop for all things breastfeeding. ...
Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip or cleft palate

Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip or cleft palate

Breastfeeding can be challenging for any mom. But, for the mother of an infant with a cleft lip or cleft palate, it can be daunting. In honor of Wo ...
Keeping breast milk safe

Keeping breast milk safe

There are a few things you need to take into consideration if you are breastfeeding or pumping your breast milk, in addition to avoiding alcohol whil ...
Maternal PKU

Maternal PKU

PKU or phenylketonuria is a condition in which your body can’t break down an amino acid called phenylalanine. In the US, about 3,000 women of child ...
Screening vs. diagnostic testing—what’s the difference?

Screening vs. diagnostic testing—what’s the difference?

If you are pregnant, you know that every visit to your prenatal care provider involves a number of tests. At each prenatal checkup, your provider chec ...

Hand, foot and mouth disease

The cold weather is over, along with those winter viruses, hurrah! But not so fast- you may still need to keep an eye out for hand, foot and mouth dis ...
Preemies and asthma – how to help your child

Preemies and asthma – how to help your child

Research has shown that premature birth (before 37 weeks) can cause a baby to have lung and breathing problems such as asthma, a health condition that ...

Formula switching- what you need to know

Moms may decide to change formula brands for a variety of different reasons. My friend recently told me she bought a new formula for her baby because ...

What is a Pediatric Neurologist?

A Pediatric or Child Neurologist specializes in treating problems of the brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscles, in babies and children up thr ...