Most newborns get a blood test in the first few days of life that comes by various names: “heel prick” test, newborn blood spot test or PKU test. Find out what conditions the test can detect.
Tummy time helps babies develop motor skill and strengthens muscles that allow them to lift their head up, roll and, eventually crawl.
Does your baby have a sunken in or bulging soft spot? Here’s what different changes to your baby’s fontanelle could mean.
The latest trend in “natural” birthing involves wiping a mother’s vaginal fluid on a baby born by C-section, hoping to expose him to beneficial bacteria that could help build his immune system. But OB-GYNs say vaginal seeding could potentially transfer viral infections to a baby.
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Newborns are at greater risk for illness due to an immature immune system. Find out how you can protect your baby from bacteria and viruses, especially in the first few months of life.
Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United States, affecting nearly one in 100 births every year. Most heart defects are caught during pregnancy, but some are not. Know what symptoms to look for.
Kangaroo care (skin-to-skin contact) offers benefits for babies, moms and dads. Find out how it can help you and your baby and how to get started.
A policy statement recently issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics now says moving your child into your bedroom — but not your bed — is a smart move.