baby health

  1. Baby & Toddler

    Does your baby have a tongue tie?

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    A tongue tie can pose problems for the breastfeeding baby and her mom. These clues will help you identify potential tongue tie and...
  2. Baby & Toddler

    Bigger babies mean bigger problems

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    Is it just us, or does it seem that newborn babies are getting bigger? There seems to be an increase in the average birth weight of...
  3. Baby & Toddler

    Flat spots on the heads of babies

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    Baby heads are soft, which means that if they are in the same position over and over again — such as in their cribs or strapped into...
  4. Women's Health

    How IVF affects breastfeeding

    Women who have a C-section or use assistance to conceive are more likely not to breastfeed, a study says.
  5. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    My dangerous and rare twin pregnancy

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    Emily’s last pregnancy was one to remember — monoamniotic-monochorionic twin pregnancies are rare and dangerous. Happily, her girls...
  6. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    What you need to know about group B strep

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    During their pregnancies, all women are tested for a certain bacteria dubbed “GBS.” It’s a routine test for a common bacteria that...
  7. Children's Health

    Infant death rate down

    A new report states that infant mortality rates declined 12% in the U.S. over the last six years.
  8. Children's Health

    10 Healthy must-haves for your baby

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    Having a healthy baby goes far beyond baby-proofing the house, but with all the infant-centric products on the market, how do you...
  9. Baby & Toddler

    Nipple confusion: Does it really exist?

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    New mothers have heard the mantra for years — don’t offer a pacifier to a breastfed baby, or she will suffer nipple confusion. It...
  10. Baby & Toddler

    My baby has a funny shaped head!

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    New moms are constantly checking to make sure their babies are on pace when it comes to developmental milestones. In the early weeks...
  11. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Tiny miracles: How to bond with your NICU baby

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    It's not easy to have your newborn whisked away to the NICU the moment he's born. But even if you can't hold and snuggle him around...
  12. Child Development & Health

    How to pick a pediatrician

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    How do you know if you’ve found the right pediatrician for your child? Can you tell from the moment you meet him or her? Do you rely...
  13. Baby & Toddler

    Circumcision bans opposed by the American Medical Association

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    In response to the state of California's attempts to place an infant circumcision ban on the ballot, the American Medical...
  14. Pregnancy and Baby

    Cloth diapering a newborn

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    Thinking about using cloth diapers? It's not as hard as it sounds. Try these tips, tricks and essentials for cloth diapering a...
  15. First baby care

    5 Common baby illnesses

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    If only babies came with instruction books, new parents wouldn’t have to stress each and every time their infants coughed, sneezed...
  16. First baby care

    5 Reasons to call the pediatrician

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    As a new mom, you’re likely still learning your little one’s behavioral cues. So, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s...
  17. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    How to recognize preterm labor

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    You feel what you think are contractions, but is it Braxton-Hicks or is your baby making an early appearance? From recognizing signs...
  18. Child Development & Health

    Should you put your toddler on a diet?

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    Baby diets and exercise routines are becoming more and more common, sparking the debate of whether or not this sort of thing is...
  19. Children's Health

    4 Infant sleeping myths debunked

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    Although many new mothers recognize 'old wives' tales' as being false, there are too many misconceptions about Baby's health and...
  20. Having a Baby

    What to do when your baby catches a cold

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    Is that sniffle just a couple of runny boogers, or is it the start of the world's worst ear infection? And what does snot have to do...