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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Newborn Health Conditions

Ebstein Anomaly

Ebstein anomaly is a rare heart defect that affects the tricuspid valve. It can cause problems that range from very mild to very serious.

Fetal Abdominal Cyst

A fetal abdominal cyst is a bubble of fluid in a balloon-like bag in the belly of an unborn baby.

Fetal Lung Mass

A fetal lung mass is an unusual lump that grows inside or next to an unborn baby’s lung. Some are treated before birth, while others are removed after the baby is born.

Galactosemia

Some babies are born with the metabolic disorder glactosemia. They must drink soy-based formula instead of breast milk or a cow's milk-based formula.

Goldenhar Syndrome

Goldenhar syndrome can cause incomplete development of bones in the face, affecting the ear, nose, soft palate, lip, and jaw. A cleft and craniofacial care team can help kids born with the condition.

Intestinal Malrotation

Malrotation is a type of obstruction caused by abnormal development of the intestines while a fetus is in the womb. Find out more about this condition and the complications it can cause.

Laryngomalacia

Laryngomalacia is a common cause of noisy breathing in infants.

Maple Syrup Urine Disease

Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is a rare metabolic disorder that some babies are born with.

Medical Care and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old

You probably have lots of questions about your baby's health. When should you call the doctor, and what medical care should you expect for your baby at this age?

Medical Care and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old

Because your baby begins to show his or her personality during these months, your questions may move from simple sleeping and eating concerns to those about physical and social development.