Posted by: Vanessa Shanks, MD, FAAP on Aug 11, 2023

Some new mothers experience their birth plan exactly as expected and nursing comes naturally. Everything is perfect. But, then she goes home and things change.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Babies and Senses: Your Questions Answered

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In honor of her appearance on the Netflix show “Babies,” we collected questions from our community for Dr. Nathalie Maitre, neonatologist and Principal Investigator of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Baby Brain Optimization Project (BBOP). Read More

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COVID-19 and Breastfeeding: What Parents Need to Know

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This year, World Breastfeeding Week feels different, overshadowed by so many other things that demand center stage. As Medical Director for Lactation Services, I have heard concerns from staff and parents about COVID-19 and breastfeeding. Read More

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4 Ways to Encourage Motor Development in Baby's First Year

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Within the first year of life, your baby will develop critical motor skills that help them make small movements, hold up their head, sit up-right, crawl and eventually walk. As a caregiver, there are many things you can do to encourage them reach these milestones. Read More


5 Questions Every NICU Parent Should Ask

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Having a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be overwhelming and it can take a while to adjust. Here are 5 questions you might find helpful to ask as a NICU parent. Read More

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Hand Containment: How Gentle Touch Can Calm Your Baby

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Human touch is healing. A warm embrace, a hand to hold and even a gentle touch on the arm can help most of us during times of distress. Holding, and the expression of care and emotional support through touching, are the main ways that infants learn to feel safe and secure. Read More

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Pulmonary Vein Stenosis in Children: Multi-Disciplinary Care for a Complex Condition

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There is still much to learn about pulmonary vein stenosis in children. Though outcomes have not changed much for the last 40 years in pediatric cases, many centers are collaborating to learn as much as possible about the disease.  Read More

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Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

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For the past three years we have saved a slot on our calendar to list the top 10 posts of the year. In 2017, we shared year-over-year favorites, trending and newsworthy topics and told you about new initiatives. Read More

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Underproduction of Breast Milk: How to Increase Your Supply

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How much is “enough” breast milk? The answer is not a number, because it is different for each mother. “Enough” is the volume needed to feed your baby. Read More