In California, about three quarters of women who begin breastfeeding in the hospital have stopped by nine weeks postpartum. According to Neonatologist and Lactation Consultant Dr. Nancy E. Wight, wh . . .
We teamed up with others in the community to create a new digital guide that has essential, up-to-date information for first-time parents and must-have resources for those who are expecting the seco . . .
Most seasoned parents agree that first birthday parties are mostly for the adults, but still want a fun, memorable way to commemorate this important milestone. Some parents swear by a cake smash pho . . .
Researchers who study father-child attachment confirm what active, involved fathers have known in their hearts for years—that the father-child bond is no less important than the mother-child bond. . . .
Parents do countless things to prepare for the arrival of a new baby—research, plan, decorate, buy baby gear, select a name and so much more. No matter how much parents prepare, the unexpected can . . .
Just as new moms are getting into the rhythm of parenthood, reality hits for those who work away from home and it’s time to go back. Here are strategies to help plan and manage the transition back . . .
Most babies have healthy, functional digestive systems—even those who experience an occasional bout with gas, diarrhea or tummy pain. But because common digestive issues like spitting up, reflux, . . .
It is estimated that 15 percent of infants and children in intensive care units are there due to an underlying genetic condition. Just a few years ago, many of these infants would pass away or go th . . .
Playing with your baby yields much more than adorable smiles. According to child development experts, simple games boost baby’s brain development, fostering growth in language, math, science and o . . .
When I was pregnant with my first son, I read at least 10 books about birth. Sure, I knew the birthing process would last a mere one to two days and I’d chosen a trusted provider to guide me throu . . .
Thank you to all the local parents who responded to our request for favorite pediatricians, OB/GYNs and midwives in San Diego County. Doctors and providers are listed alphabetically by organization, . . .
For some new moms, breastfeeding comes naturally, but for others, it brings anxiety, fear, challenges and a lot of questions: Will I make enough milk? Will my baby latch? Will it hurt? Breastfeeding . . .
When baby is ready for solids her world expands to include meaningful family mealtimes, colorful messes and even bursts of excitement over new flavors. However, the solid food transition can be stre . . .