Category: Baby

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 ...
Newborn screening saves lives

Newborn screening saves lives

Before your baby leaves the hospital, he has some special tests called newborn screening. Newborn screening looks for rare but serious and mostly ...
Pumping your breast milk 101

Pumping your breast milk 101

There’s no doubt that breast milk is the best food for babies in the first year of life. Breast milk has fatty acids, like DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), ...
Vaccines help prevent serious diseases in your baby

Vaccines help prevent serious diseases in your baby

August is National Immunization Awareness Month It’s always better to prevent a disease than to treat it after it occurs. That’s why vaccines are s ...
Breastfeeding in the NICU

Breastfeeding in the NICU

Breastfeeding can be challenging for any new mom. But if you had a premature birth (birth that happens before 37 weeks of pregnancy) and your baby is ...