Category New Parents

Parenting Styles: A Rural Upbringing

Parenting Styles

Parenting Styles: A Rural Upbringing

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8 Tips for New Moms

8 Tips for New Moms

8 Tips for New Moms

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New Mom Guide: Going Out with Baby

New Mom Guide

New Mom Guide: Going Out with Baby

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My Very First Photo as a New Mom

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My Very First Photo as a New Mom

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Preemie Development

Preemie Development

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Safe Baby Swaddling Tips

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A too-tight swaddle can be harmful to your baby’s hip development. Here are tips for swaddling your baby safely

Wrapping your wee one like a tiny burrito can soothe cries and help induce sleep, but it may not be the safest solution. Why? Because it’s actually quite common for newborns to have hip instability (thanks to mom’s hormones that relax ligaments). Tight swaddling around the hips can exacerbate the condition or even lead to hip dysplasia, where the hips are no longer centered in the socket.

“Hip dysplasia is actually the most common abnormality in newborns,” says Charles Price M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute...

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What Parents Should Know About NICU Care Even if your baby isn’t premature, parents should know what level of care their hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides

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Two days past her due date, Jennifer Pileggi finally went into labor. After several hours, the baby monitor showed that each time the 32-year-old from Orlando, Florida, had a strong contraction, her baby’s heart rate dropped. Worried, the doctor recommended a Cesarean section. Pileggi was relieved when Anson was born the next day and seemed perfectly healthy, weighing 7 pounds 13 ounces. But soon a nurse noticed the baby seemed to be breathing too rapidly and took him for further evaluation. Within two hours, Anson had landed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU, pronounced “nick-you”). “I was shocked,” says Pileggi. “Nothing seemed wrong with him.” Anson had retained fluid in his lungs, a condition called transient tachypnea of the newborn, or TTN...

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‘Breastfeeding’ Dad Campaign Raises Awareness

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Dad starts Project: Breastfeeding to support wife and educate dads

Breastfeeding is more complex than it seems, and a husband of a struggling nursing mother decided to do something about it.

Hector Cruz, a photographer in Clarksville, Tennessee, founded Project: Breastfeeding, a campaign to educate more fathers like himself and to empower women by raising awareness and destigmatizing breastfeeding in public.

The project aims to help fathers understand “what a vital role they actually play in the breastfeeding journey with their spouses and their children,” Hector says in the introduction video for his campaign, which he began in November 2013.

Hector and his wife Nicole battled infertility for more than 10 years before Nicole b...

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