New Mom & Beyond

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.

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.

A Need-to-Know Guide to Baby’s First Vaccines

Vaccinations can be stressful for babies—and even harder on new parents. Get the scoop about what to expect before, during and after these visits with the doctor.

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.

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.

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.

Safe Home, Happy Baby

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

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.

Organic Baby Food: Buy or Make?

When you begin introducing solids to your infant, you have a lot of decisions to make. If you’re uncomfortable feeding your baby traditional jarred foods from the grocery store, will you opt for organic baby foods or consider making your own?

Preventing Peanut Allergy

You are starting a family, and you’re worried your baby will be allergic to peanuts. If he or she is deemed to have a high risk for peanut allergy after birth, feeding him or her peanut products early on may prevent it.

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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