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6 Ways To Soothe Your Crying Baby

6 Ways To Soothe Your Crying Baby

Babies cry. It is a simple fact of life. A lot of this has to do with the fact that crying is the only way the baby has to communicate with you that something is wrong. Here are six ways to soothe your crying baby when she is crying. 1. Address the problem. Try to […]

Your New Baby's First Injection: Vitamin K

Your New Baby’s First Injection: Vitamin K

When your baby is born, his levels of vitamin K will be very low. This is because while bacteria in the intestines automatically produced vitamin K in adults, newborns do not yet have this ability, and the amount the baby will have received from his mother are very low. Vitamin K is important for helping […]

Preparing For Midnight Feedings

Preparing For Midnight Feedings

A newborn baby’s stomach is only the size of an English walnut. This means your baby cannot eat enough at one feeding to remain satisfied all night long, and will wake up during the night to be fed; he’ll also need his diaper changed. There are steps you can take to make these midnight feedings […]

Circumcision: To Cut, Or Not To Cut

Circumcision: To Cut, Or Not To Cut

There are a few aspects of parenting that are guaranteed to polarize parents just by their very mention. Vaccinations. Crying it out. And circumcision. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis. Until recently, it was common practice to perform circumcisions on newborn baby boys before they left the hospital. Now, however, […]

How And When To Switch Your Baby To Drinking From A Cup?

How And When To Switch Your Baby To Drinking From A Cup?

Babies have a natural need to suck. When they are very young, this need is met by breastfeeding, drinking from a bottle, and sometimes a pacifier. But by the time a baby is old enough to sit up on their own, they are ready to begin drinking from a cup. There are a number of […]

Dislocated Hips In Newborns

Dislocated Hips In Newborns

Developmental dysplasia sounds scary, doesn’t it? It is a fancy way of saying that your newborn’s hips are dislocated. This can range from a problem which needs to be addressed, to a minor issue that does not require treatment. Dislocated hips is a condition that is fairly common, affecting about 1 in every 1,000 babies. […]

Why You Should Breastfeed Your Premature Baby?

Why You Should Breastfeed Your Premature Baby?

If your baby has been born prematurely, you should do everything you can to breastfeed your baby. In fact, the more premature your baby is, the more essential it is that your baby gets your breast milk. When your baby is premature, she may suffer from a variety of different conditions. Providing optimal nutrition is […]