infant health

Healthy Living
Swabbing babies with their mothers' vaginal fluid microbes could help with immune system development.
Healthy Living
In babies born with gastroschisis, the intestines hang out of the body near the newborn's belly button.
Healthy Living
An unexpected benefit of vaginal birth.
Healthy Living
Some preemies have long-term health challenges.
Wellness
I can offer a map through the confusing maze of conflicting nutritional advice. Here are six straightforward tips to ensure your child gets a healthy start.
Impact
Many people aren't aware that one out of every three families in the United States struggle to provide enough clean diapers for their children. As a nurse, I witnessed first-hand children being admitted to the hospital for serious infections and severe rashes due to a lack of clean diapers.
Wellness
Image courtesy of American Optometric Association (AOA) Dilating the pupils of your baby's eyes takes some time. Once the
Healthy Living
Official recommendations don't take into account how hard it can be to breastfeed an infant who sleeps alone.
Impact
Most people do not know that one out of every three families in the United States struggle to buy enough diapers for their children. On average, infants and toddlers require 8-12 diapers a day.
Parents
Yesterday marked the first annual #BumpDay -- an occasion to raise awareness about maternal and infant health around the
Politics
Incarceration is not the answer. Pregnant women with substance use disorders need to be identified early in their pregnancies and offered treatment.
Parenting
Touch is one of the first senses to develop while the baby is still in the womb (between 7-8 weeks gestation). From their earliest weeks, babies depend on touch for exploring their world. Touch is so important that some consider skin to be the external nervous system.
Impact
The close of my first day working in Tanzania left me shaken from the lives we had lost as a result of a preventable medical condition; but the close of my year left me hopeful that the students, physicians and nurses I had taught would carry on the lessons learned to further improve maternal health in their country.
Impact
Annet Mbabazi is living with HIV, but her 18-month-old son, Pobruce, is HIV-free. I met the mother-baby pair at the health center in Ibanda District, in Southwestern Uganda, where Annet participates in a family support group.