Health Feature Archive
Why Eating Right Is So Important
Your diet is your baby's source of nutrients -- eating well is critical.
Baby Meals Made Easy: Recipes and Feeding Tips
Learn to make simple homemade baby food.
Does Your Baby Need Vitamin Supplements?
Beth Weinhouse outlines the special considerations governing your baby's need for vitamin supplements.
A New Mom's Guide To Getting The Sleep She Needs
Strategies for avoiding sleep deprivation.
Second Trimester Doctor Visits
Monitoring your weight gain, and a battery of tests.
Baby Spit-Up: What's Normal, What's Not
Pediatric gastroenterologist Graciela Wetzler, MD explains the causes of infant vomiting, and how to alleviate it.
Prenatal Genetic Testing
A guide to the tests that can detect the presence of birth defects and other abnormalities.
Cathy Garrard guides you through understanding what to expect, what's normal, and what you can do to help during your baby's teething process.
Baby Poop: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!
The low-down on what's what when it comes to baby BMs.
How to Use a Humidifier Safely
Choosing, placing, using and cleaning a humidifier safely.
Understanding Picky Eaters
Doctors Aviva Schein and Ravi Raheja shed light on why a growing child may become fickle eater.
Middle-Eastern Spinach Salad
A delightful way to get one of your five-a-day servings of fruits and vegetables.
Penne with Swiss Chard and Toasted Pine Nuts
This sophisticated main dish is brimming with flavor as well as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Iron.
A lower-fat version of a delicious Mexican-inspired appetizer.
Raising a Happy Baby
When a Cold is not a Cold
Sometimes the symptoms we associate with a cold actually signal another upper respiratory infection. Dr. Marcus identifies the common cold and other ills that may be mistaken for a cold.
Decorating Baby's Room
Expert advice to furnish a bedroom that'll stand the test of time.
Serve this tortilla-wrapped vegetable stir-fry and you’ll be giving your family members lots of Vitamin C and Iron.
Dealing With the Baby Blues
Causes -- and solutions -- for post-partum blues.
Third Trimester Doctor Visits
More tests and weight monitoring, and development of birth plan and understanding labor.
Common Infant Ailments
How to spot and treat common ills, but always consult your doctor first.
Help for Colicky Babies
Methods to try to soothe a colicky baby.
Finding the Best Care for Your Baby
Guidelines for choosing infant care and preschool programs.
Food Allergies: They're Not As Common As You Think
Michael G. Marcus, M.D., looks at testing and treatment for pediatric food allergies.
The Umbilical Cord Remnant
Learn how to care for it and the red flag symptoms of infection.
Baby's Health: Sick Alerts
Mike Kelly, Pediatric Intensivist at Maimonides Medical Center, explains the signs to look for to identify a sick child.
Techniques and benefits of baby massage to promote health and bonding.
Immunizations in Children
Linda Ho, M.D., answers some of the most common questions parents ask about immunizations.
Dr. Mindell offers tips on sleep deprivation.
Smart and Healthy Snack Ideas
You pack healthy lunches for your kids, but do you plan smart snacks for yourself? Try these sensible mini-meals to maximize energy and minimize the grumbles.
How Does Your Baby Grow?
Doris Taha, M.D., and Henry Anhalt, D.O. discuss baby's growth during the first year.
Your Baby's First Taste of Solid Foods
Some tips for starting off on the right food with solid foods.
Dealing With Common Ailments During Pregnancy
Treating colds, headaches and other ailments more safely during pregnancy.
Learn what foods will help keep your energy up.
Food Allergies in Babies
Pediatric gastroenterologist Graciela Wetzler explains the basics of food allergies.
Keeping Your Baby Warm
Tips for keeping your baby at the right temperature.
How to Protect Your Baby's Skin this Winter
Keep baby's skin healthy during the cold, dry season.
RSV: When Colds Become Serious
Prevention and treatment of the most common cause of acute bronchiolitis.
Test Your Supplement Savvy
How much do you know about supplements? Take our quiz and find out!
How Much Formula Does Your Baby Need?
Vital signs for determining how much to feed your baby.
Our guide to the basics of your baby's vaccines.
Preparing and Storing Formula
Make sure your baby's formula is as safe as it is nutritious.
Teething Truths and Myths
Find out which symptoms are -- and aren't -- associated with teething.
Solid Foods Chart
Track your baby's solid-foods progress with our handy chart.
Coping With Bad News
The father of a child born with Down syndrome and a heart condition shares suggestions for coping with bad news about your baby's development.
Folic Acid For Good Measure
Learn how -- and why it's important -- to get optimal folate benefits.
Winter Warning About Whooping Cough
Information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
What's New In Vaccines
Nina Livingston, M.D., explains some important new developments and how they could affect your child.
Fish Alert for Pregnant Women
Learn which fish are safe which and which to avoid during pregnancy.
Your Mineral Needs
A guide to the minerals you'll need and where to find them.
Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy
Guidelines for avoiding potentially harmful foods for you and your baby.
Infant Nail Care
How to safely give baby a manicure and pedicure.
How to Find A Good Pediatrician
Steven Shelov, M.D., provides guidelines on finding the right pediatrician for your baby.
Birth Control After the Baby
Factors to consider when choosing your post-partum contraception method.
Your Period After Pregnancy
Questions and answers regarding common menstrual irregularities that occur after giving birth.
Feeding 101: When to Introduce Solid Foods
Tips and guidelines on introducing solid foods, from pediatric gastroenterologist Graciela Wetzler.
It's Bath Time!
Some tips and guidelines for good, clean fun.
Your Vitamin Needs
A rundown of important vitamins and their best dietary sources.
Getting Back to Your Pre-Pregnancy Weight
Try these simple suggestions to help make healthful eating and exercise a part of your everyday life.
Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?
When-and-how guidelines for introducing solid foods.
Print out a guide to your baby's vaccinations.
The Circumcision Debate
Facts to help you make a decision about your baby.
The Art of Eating for Two
The art of eating wholesome, nutritious foods for you and your baby.
Giving Medicine to Infants and Children
Safety measures for administering medicine.
Umbilical Cord Blood: A Precious Resource
The medical value of preserving umbilical cord blood.
Should My Baby Be Circumsized?
Mamatha Sundaresh, M.D., explores issues related to circumcision.
The Pregnant Vegetarian
How to safely maintain your vegetarian diet throughout your pregnancy.
Common early pregnancy exposures that shouldn't worry you...#COMMENT#ENDCOMMENTand a warning about a few that should.
Fevers: When to Call the Doctor
Pervez Faruqi, Attending Pediatrician at Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn discusses fever management.
Kitty Litter and Pregnancy
Your cat may pose a threat to your baby's health.
Sunscreen for Babies
Dr. Lita Aeder provides guidance on protecting baby's skin from the sun.
Tricks for Treating Cradle Cap
Tips for treating the benign skin condition of your baby's scalp.
Find out what you can expect from your baby's first visits to the pediatrician.
First Trimester Doctor Visits
One of the most complete physical examinations a healthy person will ever have.