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. […]