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infant jaundice

What Expecting Parents Need To Know About Jaundice

About 60 percent of newborn babies develop jaundice, but managing it is important because it can cause long-term health problems in rare cases.

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How Early Detection of Congenital Heart Defects Keeps Your Baby Safe

You have already counted each tiny finger and toe. A simple, painless test can make sure your baby’s heart is healthy, too.

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Why Inclined Sleepers Can Be Dangerous For Your Baby

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.

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Why Breastfeeding Benefits Both Mother and Baby

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.

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For Expecting Moms With Opioid Addiction, Health Starts With Compassion

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.

Black Mental Health Week

Addressing the Health Crisis of Black Maternal Death and Infant Mortality

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.

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The Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact With Your Newborn Baby

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.

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What is a NICU And Why They Are Needed

Congenital heart defects. Premature births. Anemia. Pneumonia. Brain bleeding. These are just some of the conditions that can land a newborn in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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