Closing the Racial Gap in Breastfeeding

More Black mothers are choosing to breastfeed and changing the narrative around breastfeeding in the Black community.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

RSV: It Can Happen to You

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, affects most kids under age 2 and may be no more serious than a cold. But for some babies, especially premature ones, it can be deadly.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Pediatricians Put It Bluntly: Motherhood and Marijuana Don't Mix

Women who are pregnant of breastfeeding their infants should avoid marijuana since THC (one of the active compounds in marijuana) can easily cross the placenta and accumulate in the brain and fat of the fetus, and this can harm the fetus or their baby.

Your Health

Insurer Slashes Breast Pump Payments, Stoking Fears Fewer Moms Will Breastfeed

Major insurer cuts payments for breast pumps, which may increase patient costs and drive some new moms from breastfeeding their infants.

Your Health

Just Gaze Into Your Baby's Eyes

Eye contact between parents and their infants has many benefits. A new study shows it actually helps synchronize their brain waves.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Most U.S. Parents Can't Find Good Childcare

Two-thirds of U.S. parents with young children say it's difficult to find a childcare or preschool facility that meets their health and safety standards, new survey results show.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Is Your Baby’s Cold Something More Serious?

Is your baby's stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious?

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Breastfeeding Problems and How to Solve Them

Not all moms and babies get the hang of breastfeeding right away. Here are some potential breastfeeding problems you may encounter and some solutions.

Your Health

Even Partial Breastfeeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk

New research confirms that breastfeeding for two to four months of a newborn's life can significantly reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Your Health

How to Design a Non-Toxic Nursery

After spending nine months making sure everything you eat is good for your growing baby, you'll want to create a nursery that's soothing and safe.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Serious Reactions to Vaccines Rarely Recur

When a child has a serious reaction to a vaccine, the chances of it happening again are slim, a new analysis suggests.

Prevention & Screenings

Elimination Communication: Raising a 'No-Diaper' Baby

Environmentally conscious parents have long struggled with the fact that their baby's dirty diapers wind up in landfills, but what option do they have?

Pregnancy & Postpartum

More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER

A growing number of babies and toddlers are landing in the emergency room for injuries related to strollers, cribs and other nursery products, a new U.S. study finds.

Pregnancy & Postpartum