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Should You Swaddle Your Newborn?

Tightly wrapping a newborn baby in a blanket or swaddle is a common practice. But is it safe? Learn why and when swaddling is appropriate.

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New Infant Sleep Guidance: Law Bans Inclined Sleepers, Bumpers

Inclined sleepers are now banned under federal law due to the risk of injury and death. Learn more about updated infant safe sleep recommendations.

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Best Tips for Giving Your Newborn Baby a Bath

A newborn’s skin is soft and delicate. Proper skin care and bathing can help maintain the health and texture of your baby’s skin while providing a pleasant experience for both of you.

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When Premature Birth Can Result in Eye Problems

When retinopathy of prematurity doesn’t resolve on its own, various treatment options are available. Either way, ongoing follow-up with a specialized eye surgeon is very important for your baby.

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Best Tips To Take Care of Your Newborn's Umbilical Cord

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.

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.

congenital heart defects

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 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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