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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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By Susan Mitchell, MD
No one knows how much alcohol should be considered “safe” in pregnancy. However, binge drinking and drinking throughout pregnancy are generally considered dangerous. We know that women who don’t drink at all in pregnancy are not at risk. But where between none and daily can be considered “safe”?

By Sandra Banas, MD
Choking on food is the cause of death for approximately one child every five days in the United States, and leads to more than 12,000 emergency department visits per year. Children ages three or younger are at greatest risk, but older children are often affected too. Food is the most frequent cause of choking in children, but balloons, coins, and other small objects are also a primary risk. Not surprisingly, most episodes of choking occur in the home. The good news is that many cases of choking can be prevented. Read on to learn how you can reduce the risk to your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or other young visitor in your home.

By DuPage Medical Group Pediatrics
Your baby will make great transformations in their first few years of life. Follow our guide to take note of key developmental signs.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Carol Chamblin, DNP, APN, RN, IBCLC
Check out our five quick and simple tips that can provide you with the foundation for successful breastfeeding.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Carol Chamblin, DNP, APN, RN, IBCLC
Having trouble getting your baby to latch? You’re not alone. Check out our five simple steps to properly position your baby for a successful latch.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

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

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

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

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

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, Pregnancy & Infant Care

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