New Mom & Beyond

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?

A Teething Survival Guide

The appearance of your baby’s first precious pearly whites can be hard on both of you, but you can do quite a few things to make teething easier.

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.

Defeating Diaper Rash

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

Bonding With Your Baby

Ideally, the moment a child enters the world, her parents will feel a flush of warm feelings—a bond that will help them all make it through those challenging first few weeks of parenthood.

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.

Fuss-free Flying

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

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.

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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