New Mom & Beyond

Beware the Baby Blues

Adding a new baby to the family is a reason for celebration, yet many new mothers struggle with a range of emotions during this time of life.

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.

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.

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.

Major Milestones for Baby

Learn what normal, healthy growth looks like and what might be a cause for concern.

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?

Helping Your Baby Sleep Safe

Your baby’s greatest health threat could occur as he sleeps peacefully. Here’s what you need to know about SIDS.

Safe Home, Happy Baby

All parents want their children to be safe and happy. Knowing common safety issues for infants can lead to both.

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.

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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