New Mom & Beyond

Defeating Diaper Rash

This common skin irritation can be upsetting for babies and parents.

Is Diet Soda Causing Higher BMI for Babies?

A recent study explores the relationship between artificial sweeteners and the body mass index of infants.

Working Mommy Blues

As the end of your maternity leave creeps closer, you begin to feel pangs of guilt and anxiety about going back to work and away from your infant. While these feelings are normal, find comfort in the knowledge that with conscious effort, you can balance personal/maternal roles.

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.

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.

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.

Putting a Lid on Cradle Cap

Does the sudden appearance of unsightly flakes on your beautiful baby’s scalp have you scratching your head?

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.

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.

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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