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Your Baby’s First Year: What You Need to Know (Part 1 of 2)

Pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton offers expecting parents practical advice for approaching their baby’s first year with confidence. Topics include the “Four Cornerstones” every parent needs to decide upon, why parents should let their baby “lead the way” for the first month, the importance of bonding, and much more. (Part 1 of 2)

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Your Baby’s First Year: What You Need to Know (Part 2 of 2)

Pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton offers expecting parents practical advice for approaching their baby’s first year with confidence. Topics include the “Four Cornerstones” every parent needs to decide upon, why parents should let their baby “lead the way” for the first month, the importance of bonding, and much more. (Part 2 of 2)

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Sleep Deprivation With a New Baby

How can I deal with the effects of sleep deprivation that come with a newborn? Our little girl has been home for two weeks, and already my job performance is suffering. My wife and I take turns getting up with her in the night, but unlike my wife, I can’t go back to sleep again once I’m up – not until about 10:30 the next morning when I’m sitting at my desk. What can I do?

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Infant Resists Sleep

Can you share any ideas for getting a newborn to sleep? For some reason, our baby fights to stay awake, especially when we put her in the crib or bassinet. The only place that isn’t problematic is the cradle swing, and the only time things go smoothly is after a late-night feeding. How should we handle this?

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Postpartum Depression

How can I deal with the “baby blues”? The birth of my child was one of the highlights of my life. However, in the weeks since that mountaintop experience I’ve found myself struggling through a dark valley of depression and emotional exhaustion. Is this normal? What can I do about it?

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