What is cradle cap?

Have you noticed that some babies have a white crust or flaking on their heads? It is ssually on the head, but it can be anywhere else on the body. It is known as infantile seborrheic dermatitis, cradle cap, or milk crust, as it is also commonly called; it is very common and although it […]

What they didn’t tell you about the puerperium!

Postpartum is a difficult time for many women – they feel vulnerable due to several factors and, unfortunately, this topic is rarely talked about in maternity circles. Everything has both sides and being a mother is no different, despite our culture romanticizing this stage of a woman’s life. In real life, it is a moment […]

What is brachycephaly?

Brachycephaly is a deformity in which the baby’s skull looks smaller than normal. Commonly known as a flat head syndrome, due, in the first months, the baby appears to develop a flattened head. Brachycephaly is the result of the premature combination of coronary sutures (fontanelles), congenital or external deformation (plagiocephaly), which can be a result […]

Why is the Apgar test so important for the baby’s health?

With the purpose to verify the health status of your newborn, the Apgar test was created by Virginia Apgar, an American anesthetist, in 1952. It analyzes whether or not the newborn has adjusted to life outside the womb, if they can adapt well to the new world or if they need help. Especially because the […]

Should we be allowing screen time for young children?

Since I came to the United States in 2003, I have been surprised by the fact that placing children in front of the TV was not the norm for most families I came to work with. Totally the opposite of what happens in Brazil, where our nannies were Xuxa, Angelica, or maybe Mara Maravilha, on […]

What do you know about meconium?

Little known in the maternal world, meconium is the name given to the newborn’s first feces. When parents see their feces for the first time, they are almost always a little concerned, taken by surprise, due to their color, which is a very dark, consistent, and viscous green. It is expelled in very little quantity, […]

Difficulties and challenges of breastfeeding

Nature in its absolute wisdom starts milk production during pregnancy! The mother’s breasts begin to prepare themselves to offer a wealth of nutrients and vitamins that guarantee the defense system of your child. Breast milk is like a built-in vaccine for the newborn, as antibodies are passed from the mother to the baby, thus strengthening […]

The importance of the placenta

In order to communicate between the mother’s body and the fetus, the placenta acts as the intermediary for the exchange of nutrients and it is essential to be able to support, protect and develop the baby during pregnancy. It has the role to filter the mother’s blood when passing to the fetus, removing everything that […]

The magical science of breast milk!

Considered one of the most nutritious foods out there, breast milk is pure magical science that we should all study, especially mothers. It is recommended by the World Health Organization that babies feed on it exclusively in the first six months of life and that it can be present in their diet until the age […]

The importance of the tummy time

“Tummy time” is a term designated for the intentional moment the baby lays face and tummy down, and is very encouraged by the experts due to having multiple physical benefits also, very important to strengthen the muscles of the back and neck. It will also help with sitting without support, crawling, and walking in the […]