New Mom & Beyond

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.

Breastfeeding Fuel

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

New Mom, New You

Pregnancy and motherhood can be among the happiest times in a woman’s life. But learning how to balance physical and emotional changes while trying to get back in shape and maintain a healthy post-baby weight can be challenging.

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.

Your Baby’s Microbiome

What’s living in your baby’s belly can make a big difference.

Decoding Baby Talk

Learning more about language and social development during baby’s first year can help new parents better decipher their baby’s cries and other social cues.

Let’s Hear It for Vaccines!

From the first days of your child’s life, immunizations are there to protect against diseases that used to claim the lives of thousands of children each year.

Don’t Let Stretch Marks Sabotage Your Self Esteem

Stretch marks can be unavoidable at times, due to growth spurts or rapid weight gain caused by pregnancy or medical issues. Learn the best way to cope with these scars and tips for helping prevent them in the future.

7 Perks for Nursing Moms

You might hear a lot about why breastfeeding is good for babies, but your little one isn’t the only one who benefits.

Parents, Lend an Ear

Ear infections are common in children. Learn how to spot an infection in your little one and ways to help prevent them.

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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