New Mom & Beyond

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.

8 Date Night Tips for Moms and Dads

Is quality time with your significant other hard to come by? Get some quality time for you and your significant other with these date night tips and ideas that won’t break the bank.

Fuss-free Flying

Traveling by air with your infant doesn’t have to leave you both crying.

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.

Soft Enough to Kiss: Care for Your Baby

Experts agree: You don’t need to take many steps or use a lot of expensive products to keep your infant’s skin clean and healthy. In fact, less may be more.

Safe Teething for Your Infant

There are a few medications to watch out for when trying to ease your baby’s discomfort during teething.

Safe Home, Happy Baby

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

Breastfeeding Fuel

Just like when you were pregnant, eating a healthy diet while you are breastfeeding offers benefits for you and your baby.

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.

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?

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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