New Mom & Beyond

Moms-to-Be: Take Care of Your Skin

As summer approaches, women who are pregnant may become especially uncomfortable, experiencing itching and heat rash. Read on to learn a few tricks to soothe your skin.

Trial by Fever

When your fussy baby feels warmer to the touch than usual, fever—one of the first big tests of parenthood—has arrived.

Be a Little Selfish Before and After Baby Arrives

The weeks and months before and after the birth of your baby are demanding times. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

Bringing Home Your Preemie

Did your bundle of joy arrive earlier than expected? Here’s what you need to know.

5 Steps to Stop SIDS

The leading cause of death among babies 1 month to 1 year old is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death.

Body After Baby

When it comes to shedding weight after having a baby, slow and steady wins the race.

Organic Baby Food: Buy or Make?

When you begin introducing solids to your infant, you have a lot of decisions to make. If you’re uncomfortable feeding your baby traditional jarred foods from the grocery store, will you opt for organic baby foods or consider making your own?

When Lullabies Aren’t Enough

The struggle to coax an infant to sleep can cause parents to trade singing lullabies for the blues. For baby’s health—and your sanity—consider the insights behind these out-of-the-box bedtime tricks.

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.

Safe Teething for Your Infant

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

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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