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Newborn Care

Internet Resources

MedlinePlus: Infant and Newborn Care
Developed for consumers by the National Library of Medicine, this site is a portal for current, high quality health information from both government and private sources.

American Academy of Pediatrics: Healthy Children
This Web portal from the leading U.S. pediatricians’ association provides access to the organization’s publications and policies, as well as other up-to-date, scientifically-supported child health resources. Many baby and toddler topics of interest are included. You may use this site as a visitor, but free registration permits full, customized access.

Consumer Products Safety Commission
This site offers the most current listing of recalls of and other safety issues with infant/child products and toys, including information about crib and infant sleep safety.

KidsHealth provides families with accurate, doctor-approved, timely, and jargon-free health information about infants and children from before birth through adolescence. The site is created by the Center for Children’s Health Media, part of the Nemours Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of children.

First Candle: Helping Babies Survive and Thrive
Find information for new and expectant parents about newborn safety and resources for bereaved parents who have lost a child to stillbirth or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.


  • Baby 411: clear answers & smart advice for your baby’s first year.Brown A. and Fields D. 2010.
  • Caring for your baby: an easy-to-follow guide. Edwards N. 2008.
  • Baby & me: guide to pregnancy and newborn care. Stewart DD. 2006.
  • The baby bible: the complete guide to your baby’s first year. Gebauer-Sesterhenn, B. and Praun, M. 2009.
  • Baby sense: understanding your baby’s secret world. Faure M. 2006.
  • Happiest baby on the block: the new way to calm crying and help your baby sleep longer. Karp H. 2006.
  • Heading home with your newborn: from birth to reality. Jana LA. 2005.
  • Pregnancy and parenting after thirty-five: mid life, New Life. Moore MC. 2006.
  • See how they grow: infants and toddlers. Martin S. and Berke J. 2007.
  • Twin sense: a sanity-saving guide to raising twins--from pregnancy through the first year. Scalise, D. 2009.
  • Your family grows. Cockrell S. 2007.
  • The working gal’s guide to Babyville: your must-have manual for life with baby. Hobey, P. with Nied, A. 2006.

The following resources are available in print at the Health Learning Center or electronically at http://www.nmh.org/nm/health library virtual library.

  • Gale encyclopedia of children’s health: infancy through adolescence. Krapp K, ed. 2011.


  • American Baby, published monthly.
  • Mothering, published quarterly.
  • Parenting, published monthly.
  • Parenting: Early Years, published monthly.


  • Begin with love. 30 min. 2000.
  • Newborn care: a guide to the first six weeks. 33 min. 2006.
  • Your baby: baby’s first weeks at home. 17 min. 1997.


Prentice Women’s Hospital offers a variety of classes that provide instruction on newborn care, including Great Expectations, Pediatric Care, Baby Basics, Infant/Pediatric CPR and Safety, New Mom Support Group, and Breastfeeding: The Best Beginning.

For more information please call 312-472-3640 or visit the Prentice Pregnancy & Newborn Classes Web site: http://www.nmh.org/nm/pregnancy+newborn+classes


Children’s Memorial Hospital support resources include the following:
Parent Advice Line: 1-800-KIDS-DOC (8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT, M-F)

National Breastfeeding Helpline resources include:
Trained breastfeeding peer support counselors are available at: 1-800-994-9662 (9 a.m.-6 p.m, ET, M-F)
Finding Support and Information Web portal: http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/finding-support-and-information/index.cfm

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Alberto Culver Health Learning Center at 312-926-5465, or e-mail us at HLC@nmh.org.

Last UpdateOctober 29, 2012