New Mom & Beyond

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.

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.

Trial by Fever

When your fussy baby feels warmer to the touch than usual, fever—one of the first big tests of parenthood—has arrived.

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.

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.

Breast Milk for Sale?

Get the full story before you decide whether or not to supplement your infant’s diet with purchased breast milk.

Defeating Diaper Rash

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

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.

Safe Slings?

More parents are turning to baby slings to carry their bundles of joy, but is this practice safe? Learn when to use a baby sling and how to find a sling that is right for you.

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.

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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