Category: Baby

Becoming a Dad

Becoming a Dad

Pregnancy brings many changes—but they don’t only happen for the birthing parent. Those who identify as dads have an important role before, durin ...
The Link Between Family Health History and Down Syndrome

The Link Between Family Health History and Down Syndrome

If someone in your family has a child with Down syndrome, you may wonder if you will, too. Even though Down syndrome is a genetic condition, in m ...
World Birth Defects Day is March 3 – Join the Twitter chat!

World Birth Defects Day is March 3 – Join the Twitter chat!

March 3 is World Birth Defects Day, a global event to create awareness about birth defects. Birth defects can cause serious problems in a baby’s ...
What you need to know about safe sleep for your baby

What you need to know about safe sleep for your baby

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. It’s som ...
Newborn screening: Your baby’s first tests

Newborn screening: Your baby’s first tests

As you welcome your new baby into the world, you experience many important “firsts.” For your baby, this includes the first set of health tests, ...
Black Breastfeeding Week 2020

Black Breastfeeding Week 2020

During Black Breastfeeding week, which runs from August 25th through August 31st, organizations and partners come together to raise awareness abo ...
Breast is best, even during the coronavirus crisis

Breast is best, even during the coronavirus crisis

August is National Breastfeeding Month and the last week of the month—August 25 through August 31—is Black Breastfeeding Week. Breast milk is ...
Holiday season and the NICU

Holiday season and the NICU

The holiday season is a time full of cheer for many families, but if your baby is currently in the newborn intensive care unit (also called NICU) it ...
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 ...
Keeping your baby safe for sleep gives you peace of mind

Keeping your baby safe for sleep gives you peace of mind

Putting your baby to sleep safely can help protect her from dangers, like choking and suffocation (not being able to breathe), and sudden infant death ...