WELL-CHILD VISITS

In the first few years of life, your baby will see the doctor more than any other time. That’s because babies grow and change so much during this period, and need more visits to be sure they are growing normally and staying healthy. These visits are called “Well-Child Visits” and help you keep your baby… Continue reading WELL-CHILD VISITS

DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES

Your baby will grow and change a lot in their first year. When they are born, they aren’t able to control their movements very well, talk, or even see past what is right in front of them. By his or her first birthday, your baby should be crawling around, pulling up to stand while holding… Continue reading DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES

SLEEPING

Babies need a lot of sleep. Newborns sleep for up to 18 hours a day, waking up every few hours to eat. As your baby gets older, he or she will start to sleep for longer stretches at one time. It’s important to keep your baby safe while he or she is sleeping. It’s very sad to… Continue reading SLEEPING

FEEDING YOUR BABY

One of the first things you will do for you baby is feed him or her. Babies need to eat every few hours—they’re growing so fast and need lots of energy. Breastfeeding Breastfeeding is recommended for both you and your baby, for better health, bonding, and it’s free! Your body makes the perfect food for… Continue reading FEEDING YOUR BABY

LABOR AND BIRTH

As you get ready for your baby’s delivery, you will probably have lots of questions about what’s going to happen. Your doctor will be able to provide you with answers to all of your questions so be sure to write them down as they come to mind and bring them to your appointments. You may… Continue reading LABOR AND BIRTH