We don’t want to think about it. Who has a child and wants to contemplate Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)? What a horrible thought! Approximately one in 2000 babies will succumb to this awful disease in the United States each year. And as advanced as medical knowledge is we still don’t know why.
Scientists have discovered mirror neurons. These are nerves that activate in response to the actions and emotions of other people. Mirror neurons play an integral part in the attachment of human beings. Parent-infant dyad is one of the shared emotions. When babies smile parents feel emotions of elation. When babies cry parents feel emotions of... Read More
Newborns come packaged in a thick protective skin lubricant called vernix caseosa. This thick “cheese sauce” protects and hydrates the skin and also has antibacterial properties. Vernix is not so appealing looking or feeling, especially covered in birth secretions, so it is quickly wiped away after birth and then washed away with the first antiseptic... Read More
Having a new baby is a joyful yet stressful experience. Your great love for your new child will drive you to do everything possible to keep your precious cargo safe. In this month’s blog series I have attempted to explain the most important things you need to know to give your newborn the best chance... Read More
A newborn baby is the greatest miracle of life. There is nothing more incredible and supernal than the creation of a new human being. Newborns enter a world of many dangers and their small bodies are as yet unproven in competency to deal with many trials. The infant’s intestines have not yet been tested with... Read More