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.

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 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.

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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