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The umbilical cord can be a place for infection to enter the baby’s body, so it’s important to care for it properly until it fall off on its own, usually in a week or two.
About 60 percent of newborn babies develop jaundice, but managing it is important because it can cause long-term health problems in rare cases.
You have already counted each tiny finger and toe. A simple, painless test can make sure your baby’s heart is healthy, too.
Many parents love putting their babies in slanted hammocks called inclined sleepers, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says these products increase the risk of suffocation and death. Learn the facts about these devices.
Breast milk is tailor-made to meet your infant's needs and is considered to be the best source for your baby's nutrition. Learn expert tips for successful breastfeeding.
Opioid addiction treatment for pregnant women can be hard to get. Some providers consider pregnant women to be too high-risk, and misinformation abounds about what treatments are safe. Learn how UH is working to help these women and their babies.
The U.S. has some of the worst rates of infant and maternal mortality among the world's developed nations, and racial disparities play a major role in the health outcomes for mothers and babies.
For decades, mothers were encouraged to put their newborn babies in warmers and send them to the nursery for monitoring by nursing staff while the mother rested in her room.