Baby's Health and Growth
Bring Home Baby
From how to diaper a baby to bathing your new baby and everything inbetween!
Is my baby getting enough milk?
Dr. Jack Newman answers this frequently asked question with some easy ways to watch your little one.
Your Newborn's Reflexes
Your newborn baby is an amazing creature. The many reflexes he or she is born with help transition them to life and learn what they need to survive.
101 Reasons to Breastfeed Your Child
From Pro Mom, a great list!
Identifying Dehydration in Breastfed Babies
How to tell if your baby is getting dehydrated.
Preliminary Growth Charts for Breastfed Babies
The charts that the pediatricians use to determine how well your baby is growing is based largely on formula fed infants. This data is from the World Health Organization.
Breastmilk Helps Jump-Start a Baby's Immune System
"Nursing mothers have long known that by breastfeeding, they are passing on immunities to their babies to help fight viruses and illnesses. Now, researchers believe they are beginning to understand exactly how that illness protection works."
"Human milk apparently actively influences the immune system of your child by several different mechanisms. Some features of this improved immune response for children who have been breastfed for a prolonged period may last for a life time."
Can Breastfeeding Prevent Illness?
Yes, it can!
Breastfeeding May Protect Against Asthma
"Researchers in Mexico and elsewhere recently set out to study the association between breastfeeding and chronic respiratory disorders in children. A study of more than 5,000 children in Brazil revealed that breastfeeding may indeed help protect kids from asthma and wheezing."
Breastfeeding Twins, Triplets or More
Mothers who choose to breastfeed their twins, triplets or even higher order multiples will find advice here. These tips are for nursing moms of multiples.
Advantages to Breastfeeding a Toddler
"Mothers breastfeed their toddlers for many of the same reasons they breastfeed their infants: they recognize their children's needs, they enjoy the closeness, they want to offer comfort, and they understand the health benefits."