New Mom & Beyond

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.

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.

The PURPLE Crying Period

Crying for hours on end may simply be a sign that your baby is developing normally.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Breast Milk for Sale?

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

Safe Teething for Your Infant

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

Defeating Diaper Rash

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

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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