New Mom & Beyond

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.

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.

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?

Safe Teething for Your Infant

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

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.

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.

Breast Milk for Sale?

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

7 Perks for Nursing Moms

You might hear a lot about why breastfeeding is good for babies, but your little one isn’t the only one who benefits.

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.

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.

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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