Newborns make a lot of strange movements and exhibit unexpected behaviors during the first year of life. They can startle at nothing, suck at the air, cross their eyes, breathe funny, and more. New parents may be a little worried about what is and isn’t normal. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, explains the most common reflexes seen in newborns and how to identify whether or not they're something worth concern.
As a new parent, the things your baby does can lead to all sorts of new worries. Even their breathing can lead to a slew of concerns. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains what's normal—or not—in your newborn’s breathing and what signs are alarming.
If your newborn isn’t taking to your breast milk, could she be allergic? According to Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones, the chances are very low. Dr. Jones goes through the few situations in which a baby is seemingly “allergic” to Mom’s breast milk and offers ways you can help her overcome them.
Many new parents wonder if their little one will ever let them get a full night of sleep again. For newborns, the pattern is typically: eat, sleep, poop and repeat—all through the night. Family physician Dr. Sonja Van Hala offers sleepy parents some advice for sleep-training babies to snooze through the night.
Most newborn skin problems can usually be dealt with at home with some cream and time. But what if your baby develops something that looks comparable to that of teenage acne? White pimples, red cheeks and it’s all over your baby's body. Pediatrician Dr. Amy Williams from University of Utah Health talks about why newborns may develop acne, how it can be treated and when a trip to the pediatrician is needed.
As a new parent, you probably have a lot of questions about your baby. Are you feeding too much? Are you feeding too little? How much weight gain is normal? The answers might be as simple as checking your newborn’s diaper. Dr. Kirsten Stoesser, family medicine physician at University of Utah Health, shares four simple things to watch for to make sure your baby is getting enough to eat.
Newborns don’t come with a detailed instruction manual, which can leave parents terrified when their baby’s body does bizarre things. On this episode of Debunking Old Wives’ Tales, we cover five of the normal, yet strange, symptoms that your new bundle of joy may be experiencing. From excessive crying to spontaneous eye goop to all the alarming things that can happen with a belly button, pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner has the answers.