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Bringing home a new baby is exciting, but it can also be intimidating. HowStuffWorks is here to help with tips on caring for your baby and acclimating to life with an infant.

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Common Birth Defects

Each year in the United States, about 150,000 newborns have birth defects ranging from mild to life threatening. Learn about structural/metabolic birth defects, congenital infections, and other conditions.


Your Newborn's Physical Features

Newborns' physical features are often very similar. Learn about newborns' physical featured at Discovery Health. See more »

What to Feed Baby, and When

What to Feed Baby, and When

Knowing what to feed the baby and when will help keep them healthy. Learn about what to feed the baby and when at Discovery Health. See more »

Common Birth Defects

Common Birth Defects

Knowing about common birth defects can help you prepare for your new baby. Learn about common birth defects at Discovery Health. See more »

5 Facts About Nursing a Preemie

5 Facts About Nursing a Preemie

These five facts about nursing a preemie will help you keep her healthy. Learn facts about nursing a preemie at Discovery Health. See more »

Long-term Preemie Issues

Long-term Preemie Issues

Knowing long-term preemie issues will help you keep your baby healthy. Learn about long-term preemie issues at Discovery Health. See more »

5 Senses of a Baby

5 Senses of a Baby

Your baby's senses are fascinating to study during the first months of life. Learn more about your baby's senses from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Infant Botulism

Infant Botulism

How does botulism work? I have heard that infants can get botulism poisoning from honey. Why can't infants eat honey? See more »