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Patient Health Education Portal: Baby Health (Newborn and Infant)

The patient's guide to authoritative health information on the Internet.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Milestone Tracker App (English and Spanish)

Use app to track milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists.

Download it free in English and Spanish!

American Academy of Pediatrics:

  • Provides information on developmental stages, healthy living practices, safety, conditions A-Z, injuries and emergencies and a list of vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Includes apps for families, an e-magazine, and parent webinars.
  • Spanish version available.

American Academy of Pediatrics:

Ages and Stages - Preemie

Nemours Foundation:


National Library of Medicine:

Infant and Newborn Care

Provides information on the many changes a baby will go through during the first year of life including:‚Äč

Nemours Foundation:

Ages and Stages: Common Conditions in Newborns

  • Provides information on common conditions during the newborn period
  • Spanish version available.


Contact A Librarian

Do you need help finding health information? Contact our clinical librarian.

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Disclaimer: The librarians at Darnall Medical Library are happy to respond to requests for health information from WRNMMC patients and families. The librarians are not doctors and cannot provide medical advice or interpret the information provided. Only health care providers can evaluate how health information may apply to a patient's specific situation, discuss medical conditions, and make health-related recommendations and suggestions.

Links, photos, or content shared from another site do not indicate endorsement by WRNMMC or by any other federal agency. Advice on the treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a physician who has examined that patient or is familiar with that patient's medical history.

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Baby Health-Permissions

Site name: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):
Does site permit linking for educational purposes: "The AAP grants you a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the webpages of the Websites, so long as the links do not portray AAP or its products or services in a false or misleading manner."
URL for site page outlining terms and permission:
Date permissions page was accessed: 17 AUG 2020

Site name: Nemours Foundation:
Does site permit linking for educational purposes: "You are permitted to link to any KidsHealth website, at no cost, provided you use direct links that take users to the KidsHealth servers. Framing of KidsHealth websites is prohibited."
URL for site page outlining terms and permission:
Date permissions page was accessed: 17 AUG 2020

NLM / .gov sites:
Government information at NLM Web sites is in the public domain. Public domain information may be freely distributed and copied, but it is requested that in any subsequent use the National Library of Medicine (NLM) be given appropriate acknowledgement.


Special thanks to the patients, families and providers of WRNMMC.  Special thanks to S. Echelmeyer for graphic image designs.

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