Posts Tagged: newborn

How to avoid passing COVID-19 to your baby

You didn’t expect to bring your newborn home during a pandemic. So, what should you do if you or someone in your family starts having symptoms of COVID-19? If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have tested positive, you can take the following steps to avoid passing the infection to your baby: Have…
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Primer on poop for new parents

A newborn’s first bowel movement is called meconium. It is a thick, sticky, black to dark green substance. It begins to be formed inside the fetus’ intestines at about the 12-16th week of gestation. It is made up of amniotic fluid, lanugo (hair growing on the fetus/skin) and cells shed from the fetus’ skin and intestinal…
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What parents need to know about SIDS

SIDS is defined when a baby dies during sleep and we never find a cause even after an investigation of the death scene and complete autopsy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,500 infants died of SIDS in 2013 and is the leading cause of death in infants 1 to 12 months…
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