New Mom & Beyond

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.

Your Baby’s Microbiome

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Quick Primer for Breastfeeding Moms on the Go

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends moms breastfeed for at least the first six months of your baby’s life. If you travel frequently, there’s no need to toss that recommendation. Here are the tips you need to breastfeed on the go.

Major Milestones for Baby

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

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.

Putting a Lid on Cradle Cap

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

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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