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Infant Care

Infant development can happen so quickly that it may seem overwhelming. Each and every baby is vastly unique, and there are many different “correct” ways to care for your infant.

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APGAR Score

By DuPage Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology

Performed one to five minutes after birth, the APGAR score is an assessment to determine how well your baby is adjusting to life outside the womb.

Topics and Subtopics: Infant Care , Pregnancy & Women's Health

Baby on the way? What to Pack for Your Hospital Stay

By DuPage Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology

With the approaching arrival of your new bundle of joy, learn about the essential items you’ll need in the hospital for both you and your baby.

Topics and Subtopics: Infant Care & Pregnancy

The Truth About Whooping Cough

By Dr. Boettcher

Whooping cough, or Pertussis, is extremely contagious and very prevalent in the community. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this highly contagious disease.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

How much sleep does my child need?

By Dr. Boettcher

Children can develop good sleep habits and can overcome common sleep problems. View our infographic for guidance to help prevent and/or address common sleep issues that arise throughout parenting.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health , Infant Care & Sleep

Ways To Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

By Dr. Boettcher

Read on for important information to review and share with anyone who may help care for your infant. Education is key for reducing the risk of sleep-related causes of death in babies aged 0-12 months.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health , Infant Care & Pregnancy

Different Types of Coughs in Children

By Dr. Boettcher

Coughs are a common complaint of parents, particularly when the cough is keeping the parent up. Coughing can be caused by multiple things.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods

By DuPage Medical Group Pediatrics

While breast milk or formula is a necessity, adding solid foods to your baby's diet is an exciting milestone. Introduce foods one at a time, a few days apart:

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

What You Need To Know About Measles

By Dr. Mia Taormina

Measles is a highly contagious infection caused by a virus. Please read the commonly asked questions about measles including symptoms, treatment and the MMR vaccine.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health , Infant Care & Infectious Disease

Heavy Lifting: A Mom’s Guide To Avoiding Injury

By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy

When you become a parent, nobody tells you how hard it is on your body, especially your wrists, elbows, back and neck. Practice these safe lifting techniques to avoid injury.

Topics and Subtopics: Infant Care , Physical & Occupational Therapy & Women's Health

Breast Feeding

By DuPage Medical Group Pediatrics

Breast feeding is very good for you, as well as your baby. To help you get off to a good start and make sure that your baby is getting enough breast milk, it’s important to nurse every one and a half to three hours – or at least eight to 12 feedings in a 24-hour period.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

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