Laura Apyan, maternity case manager and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, says that 92% of mothers report difficulty breastfeeding in the first week. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
We asked Robin Carter, BSN, RN, IBCLC, a Nashville-based nurse and lactation consultant to help us explore some of the most common myths about breastfeeding.
When you’re having a second baby, it’s normal for your child to feel anxious. Here are things parents can do to make the transition easier.
No matter your age, the ability to go to sleep comes down to one thing: habit. Creating good ones and breaking bad ones is key. Here are 3 common causes for childhood sleep problems and 5 tips to try.
Here is a primer on prenatal nutrition, as well as a list of foods moms-to-be should avoid.
Did you know 8 common allergens account for 90% of all allergic reactions in kids? Peanut allergies are well-known, of course, but food allergies in general affect more kids than you might think.
Postpartum depression occurs in 8-16% of births. Dr. Judith Overton, medical director at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, explains postpartum depression, symptoms, risk factors and treatments.
A pregnant woman needs to take precautions to ensure her health and her baby’s. That includes getting certain vaccinations — and avoiding others until after the birth.
Regularly scheduled well-child exams are the time for a pediatrician to assess whether a child’s growth and development is on track. Here’s what you need to know about them.
The list of vaccines that every child gets before age 2 can feel overwhelming, but parents should feel confident that they are doing the right thing for their children when it comes to immunizations.