Tracking Your Baby’s Daily Care in the NICU
    Tracking Your Baby’s Daily Care in the NICU

    The more informed and engaged you are, the more involved you will be with your baby's care in the NICU. You are your baby's primary advocate. Here are some suggestions to enable you to be the best adv…

    Your Baby’s NICU Care Team
    Your Baby’s NICU Care Team

    Today's post offers parents some information on who may be part of their baby's care team in the NICU ? and what, in general, their roles may be. There may be many different members on your baby's car…

    The Different Levels of NICUs
    The Different Levels of NICUs

    A first step to understanding the NICU is learning the lay of the land. Be patient with yourself ? you are getting adjusted to a strange and foreign terrain - but it is important to know where and why…

    If Your Baby Is in The NICU
    If Your Baby Is in The NICU

    Every expectant mother eagerly awaits the day when she will finally hold her baby in her arms. But for mothers of premature or very sick newborns ? that moment is postponed as their baby is whisked aw…

    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say
    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say

    Guessing what babies and toddlers are thinking about can be difficult before they have words to tell the story. Over the first year parents usually do get increasingly adept at recognizing when their …

    Introducing Your New Baby to the Family Pet
    Introducing Your New Baby to the Family Pet

    Many families often have pets before they have a new baby and introducing them to your newborn appropriately is a very important task. We have two yellow Labrador Retrievers that I was hoping would be…

    New Parent Tips on How to Reduce Stress After Having a Baby
    New Parent Tips on How to Reduce Stress After Having a Baby

    Becoming a new parent as you bring a baby into the world is incredibly overwhelming and hard work. It will challenge you in ways you've never been challenged before. Taking care of a new baby can be s…

    Late Preterm Birth is a Maternal Health Problem, Too
    Late Preterm Birth is a Maternal Health Problem, Too

    Originally appeared: November 17, 2011 at the Transforming Maternity Care Blog at transform.childbirthconnection.org/2011/11/lateptb/ More than two-thirds of preterm babies are born "late preterm," be…

    Finding Common Ground on Home Birth
    Finding Common Ground on Home Birth

    I attended the Home Birth Consensus Summit in October. The meeting was the result of several years of planning by a multi-stakeholder group of maternity care leaders. It was led by facilitators from F…

    Are Your Baby’s Products Free From the Bad Stuff?
    Are Your Baby’s Products Free From the Bad Stuff?

    The recent news may cause you to have questions about the products you are using to care for your baby's skin and hair. But I urge moms to go beyond the boycott. Choose all-natural products. But, if y…

    It Takes a Village, but what if you don’t have one?
    It Takes a Village, but what if you don’t have one?

    We live in California with our 18-month old. Our closest family is 2,500 miles away in Atlanta. Thank god for Skype. I can summarize it in 2 words: It's hard. (more…)…

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    Put Your Baby on a Schedule? Yes

    "Put my baby on a schedule? You can't be serious? like an Army cadet at boot camp?" Not exactly. I believe in a loose schedule of sorts. More like a structured routine. Why? Because, much like adults,…

    Is Circumcision Cosmetic Surgery?
    Is Circumcision Cosmetic Surgery?

    (Photo: Anti-circumcision protestors at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco) I was at a doctor's appointment last week when I ran into a group of protestors outside the hospital ? near …

    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic
    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic

    Dr. Greene's take on the flavors of breast milk... Interestingly, babies tend to suck more vigorously when a new flavor is introduced into their mothers' diet (even if the mothers don't notice the cha…

    When Does the Flavor Hit Breast Milk?
    When Does the Flavor Hit Breast Milk?

    As you might expect, different flavors appear to take a different amount of time to enter breast milk. In one recent study, researchers gave breastfeeding mothers capsules of banana, caraway seed, lic…

    Learning Begins At Birth
    Learning Begins At Birth

    If you have ever visited a parenting message board, you'll be familiar with these questions: (more…)…

    Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?

    Dr. Greene's take on optimal cord clamping... What if there were a simple, free, natural way to give your baby a bit better start on the first day of life: Improving blood counts now Reducing the chan…

    Thinking With Your Own Head
    Thinking With Your Own Head

    Whenever I go shopping, I first make a list of things that I need to buy at home. Even though I'm not overly forgetful, several times I went to the shop without a list and had absolutely no clue what …

    Baby Handling in the Past and Now
    Baby Handling in the Past and Now

    When I wrote "Correct Baby Handling and Correct Choice of Appropriate Equipment and Accessories," we might have marketed with, "Wow, a new handbook for parents on baby handling. This must be the lates…

    Toxic Chemicals and Babies
    Toxic Chemicals and Babies

    Recent media attention concerning chemicals in baby products has caused much concern and alarm. The No More Toxic Tub report from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a non-profit agency whose goal is to …