New Mom & Beyond

Does My Baby Need Water?

We’ve all heard that we should drink more water to stay healthy, but the same isn’t true for infants.

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.

Body After Baby

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

Safe Slings?

More parents are turning to baby slings to carry their bundles of joy, but is this practice safe? Learn when to use a baby sling and how to find a sling that is right for you.

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.

Shedding Light on Preventing Infant Brain Damage

Jaundice is a common problem for infants, but the risk of brain damage that it brings is easy to avoid.

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.

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.

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.

Get Well Soon, Baby!

Your baby is coughing and unable to sleep, but cough medicines aren’t recommended for babies younger than age 2. What can you do?

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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