New Mom & Beyond

Is Diet Soda Causing Higher BMI for Babies?

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

Decoding Baby Talk

Learning more about language and social development during baby’s first year can help new parents better decipher their baby’s cries and other social cues.

5 Steps to Stop SIDS

The leading cause of death among babies 1 month to 1 year old is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death.

Your Baby’s Microbiome

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dental Tips for Infant Teeth

We all know the importance of keeping our teeth and gums healthy, but what do you know about your baby’s oral care?

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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