Meagen Gries shares the tragic story about the death of her infant daughter, Molly Ann, every chance she gets. It’s her way of impressing on parents the importance of safe sleep practices. Just maybe, when a parent hears about how Molly died, a light will go on. Many loving and caring parents don’t appreciate the […]
The practice of bed-sharing is a hot topic. Supporters of bed-sharing believe a parent’s bed is just where a baby belongs, but many pediatricians and other experts worry bed-sharing is unsafe. In some non-Western cultures, bed-sharing is commonplace and the number of infant deaths related to it is lower than in the West. Differences in […]
Every day in the United States, 13 babies are lost to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or other causes of death. Including miscarriage and pediatric loss, 70 parents in the U.S. experience this tragedy daily. In a recent interview for “Health Matters with the Medicine Center Pharmacy” on WHBC AM, Nancy Carst, a licensed social […]
In the first few weeks of life, babies spend up to 16 hours a day asleep. That’s a lot of time snoozing, which is why it’s important for parents and caregivers to make sure infants are placed in safe sleep positions.
While breastfeeding is a natural process, it may not come easily or be possible for all new moms and their babies. In fact, most new moms find it challenging, especially at first.
Parents work on preparing the baby’s room months before he is born – everything from choosing a theme for the bedding and finding the softest blankets, to color coordinating bumper pads and hanging mobiles. New recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will actually make this process simpler for parents and safer for babies. […]