Newborns

Newborn Care

December
21,
2021
| 13:01 PM America/Chicago
Santa Claus made an early visit to our tiniest patients at Cook Children's to celebrate their first Christmas.For the second year in a row, Randall Grubbs, M.D., neonatologist, wore a jolly red suit, white beard and proper PPE to spread holiday
December
15,
2021
| 13:21 PM America/Chicago
Dressed in a Santa onesie for the holidays, 5 ½-month-old Parker lies in a crib, his arms and legs paddling the air as expressive blue eyes dance back-and-forth between his mom and nurse.Parker arrived at Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
June
10,
2021
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
By Ramon Kinloch, M.D.Well, that’s not really the question. But is there an amount of Vitamin D that a breastfeeding mom can take in order for the breast milk to contain recommended levels of Vitamin D for her baby?There have been numerous studies
June
03,
2021
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
When it comes to treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), time is of the essence. Every day that passes without treatment can lead to a lesser quality of life and, tragically, even death. But a new and simple screening for newborns has the potential
April
21,
2021
| 14:38 PM America/Chicago
By Rebecca Olvera, M.D. and Natalia Hanson, M.D.Dr. Olvera and Dr. Hanson have been piercing ears as part of their clinical practice within the Cook Children’s Network since 2016. They both use a medical ear piercing system only available to
March
22,
2021
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
It’s one thing to have had a baby in the unprecedented times that defined 2020. It’s another thing altogether to deliver a baby with a serious medical condition in a year already filled with so much uncertainty and hardship, but that was the scary
March
18,
2021
| 08:55 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.I encourage breastfeeding when possible, but FED is BEST. If breastfeeding isn’t working out for mom or baby, we have plenty of other options with formulas. There are so many types of formulas that the process of choosing
March
02,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
It’s a story of life and death, bringing together a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse and grieving parents. A child that only lived a few days at Cook Children’s Medical Center in 1996 and her legacy still thriving 25 years later. A story of
February
09,
2021
| 10:11 AM America/Chicago
An alarming government report regarding toxic heavy metals in baby food may have caught your attention. It says these foods are “tainted” with dangerous levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury.Is this information cause for concern? Yes, but