New Mom & Beyond

Fuss-free Flying

Traveling by air with your infant doesn’t have to leave you both crying.

Safe Home, Happy Baby

All parents want their children to be safe and happy. Knowing common safety issues for infants can lead to both.

5 Reasons to Vaccinate

Every year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices releases a set of vaccination recommendations. When administered on schedule, these recommended vaccines protect children from harmful, preventable diseases, making them an important part of ensuring the health and safety of your child.

Stuff(y) to Worry About?

While parents of newborns may have a lot to worry about, a stuffy nose is probably not one of the serious concerns.

Beware the Baby Blues

Adding a new baby to the family is a reason for celebration, yet many new mothers struggle with a range of emotions during this time of life.

Terrific Tummy Time

The only thing better than getting down on the floor and having some face-to-face bonding time with your baby is knowing you’re helping his physical and mental development.

Safe Teething for Your Infant

There are a few medications to watch out for when trying to ease your baby’s discomfort during teething.

Breastfeeding Fuel

Just like when you were pregnant, eating a healthy diet while you are breastfeeding offers benefits for you and your baby.

Preventing Peanut Allergy

You are starting a family, and you’re worried your baby will be allergic to peanuts. If he or she is deemed to have a high risk for peanut allergy after birth, feeding him or her peanut products early on may prevent it.

8 Date Night Tips for Moms and Dads

Is quality time with your significant other hard to come by? Get some quality time for you and your significant other with these date night tips and ideas that won’t break the bank.

Researchers in a university study found that 92% of the new mothers said they were having problems breastfeeding within three days after giving birth. At Barstow Community Hospital, assistance with breastfeeding is offered by an international board certified lactation consultant. With the support of a lactation consultant, you may be able to learn how to overcome some initial breastfeeding challenges. To learn more about Barstow Community Hospital’s breastfeeding classes and support group, visit BarstowHospital.com or call (760) 957‑3323.

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