newborns

The 411 on Baby Poop - Infant Bowel Movements

You wouldn’t think there was that much interest in baby poo, but it seems new moms and experienced moms alike want to know more about baby poop. Your baby’s first bowel movement will be black or greenish black and look like tar. It will be really sticky too. This is called meconium. » Read more

Bottle-Feeding Moms Lack Support

According to a new report found in the British journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, women who bottle-feed may not be getting enough support or information on bottle-feeding. » Read more

New Mom Exhaustion: Tips from ‘Been There, Done That’ Moms

Your newborn baby was up for most of the night, which means that you were up too. Now it’s morning, and the rest of the world is awake, but you’re so tired you can’t even remember how to make coffee. How are you going to make it through the day? » Read more

Newborn Screenings Now Mandatory in U.S.

Across the country, it is now mandatory that newborns are screened a total of 29 disorders, including metabolic, genetic and hormonal disorders and specific conditions like congenital hypothyroidism and phenylketonuria. According to a recent HealthDay report, it was just four years ago that only one in three newborns were  screened for the various disorders, some of which can lead to serious complications and even death if not detected and treated. » Read more