• How Much Weight Should My Baby Gain?

    Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting moments in a women’s life! Ideally, the time should be filled with excitement, happiness, and enjoyment.  However, it’s also completely normal to have feelings of overwhelm or questions and concerns that your baby is healthy and well.  Many parents want to be sure that their baby is growing and gaining an appropriate amount of weight.  How Big Are Newborns? Most full-term healthy babies are born weighing…

  • When Will My Baby Roll Over

    When Should A Baby Roll Over?  Being a new mom (or dad) is such a thrilling time in one’s life! There is so much to be excited about. But with that excitement also comes worry, sometimes.  One thing that many parents worry about is whether their baby is hitting all of their developmental milestones on track. It’s a question that comes up at all of the well-baby check-ups.  When Should My Baby Roll Over?  Typically…

  • What Is Purple Crying?

    The Period of PURPLE Crying What is Purple Crying?  Purple crying is a term used to describe a stage in normal infant development. In the past, infants that experienced periods of inconsolable crying, but were otherwise found to be healthy at check-ups, were labeled as having colic. However, with recent findings, if your baby experiences episodes of persistent crying, and are otherwise healthy, it may not be colic.  Do you all babies go through purple…

  • How Do I Know If My Baby Has Colic?

    What is Colic? Are you concerned that your baby’s fussiness is colic? Has a well-intentioned friend or relative labeled your baby as “colicky”? All babies fuss and cry. They use cries and fussing to communicate their needs. Before you label your baby as having colic, it’s important to understand what colic is.  If your baby has already been diagnosed with colic, then you may be able to find ways to soothe your baby by incorporating…

  • Newborn Weight Loss

    Baby Weight Loss Are you worried that your newborn baby isn’t gaining enough weight?  Normal Newborn Weight Loss Though many babies lose a small percentage of weight after birth, it is still very common for parents to worry. Why do babies lose weight after birth?  Babies spend approximately 40 weeks developing and growing in a fluid-filled space, the amniotic sac, in a women’s uterus. This fluid helps to hydrate your growing baby.  When your baby…