Safe Sleep Saves Lives

American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Newborn Safe Sleep Ensuring a safe sleeping environment for newborns is paramount for their health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has provided comprehensive guidelines to help parents and caregivers create a safe sleep environment for infants, reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and[…]

The Fabulous Work of the Nurse-Family Partnership Program

“Beginning with trust, ending with extraordinary outcomes.” *From the NFP Website The Nurse-Family Partnership is an amazing organization with a branch right here in Rochester that teams up first-time, low-income pregnant women with nurses for free home visits. Every one to two weeks, from early in the pregnancy until the child turns two years old,[…]

Managing Colic: the gripe with gripe water

COLIC One of the toughest challenges parents of a newborn may face is the excessive crying and inability to soothe their baby, also known as colic. Colic is generally defined as unexplained crying for more than three hours a day, more than three days a week, for more than three weeks, beginning in an infant[…]