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  • Partnering With Your Pediatrician

    Posted 2/26/2015 by csweeney
    One of the most important new relationships you will develop when you become a parent is the one you will form with your pediatrician. The partnership I have with my children's pediatrician now, looks very different than when I first started out as a new mom. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Got Sleep

    Posted 2/19/2015 by csweeney
    If I were ever a contestant on the game show, The Family Feud, and if the question came up, “Name the number one question parents of a newborn are asked,” I’d hit the buzzer so fast. Hands down, the number 1 answer would have to be, “Is your baby sleeping through the night?” Read more... Comments (0)
  • Please Vaccinate

    Posted 2/12/2015 by csweeney
    Even if you’ve never been to Disney, surely you’ve heard by now that there’s a measles outbreak and it seems that Disney is ground zero. Over the course of the past decade at least, there’s been a lot of chatter questioning the safety of vaccines which has created considerable anxiety for parents and sometimes tension in parents’ relationships with pediatricians regarding refusals to vaccinate or altering recommended vaccination schedules.
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  • Why Babies Cry

    Posted 2/5/2015 by csweeney
    All babies cry. Some cry more than others, and some babies cry only when they need to be fed, changed or held. Crying is one aspect of a baby’s temperament, and not a means of manipulation. Parents who respond to their baby’s cries are not spoiling their baby, but responding to their baby’s need. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Partnering With Your Childcare Provider

    Posted 1/29/2015 by csweeney
    Once you've made the decision about what childcare option works best for you and have selected a provider, don't be surprised if you still feel unsure or ambivalent. Many new moms going back to work after maternity leave report feeling overwhelmed with the idea of leaving their baby for long stretches of time with someone they don't know.
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-0475

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Christine Sweeney is a licensed clincal socal worker with over twenty years experience working with new moms and babies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is the founder and manager of the Parent Connection, a free support service offered to first time parents to support the adjustment to parenting after leaving the medical center. She is a proud mom of two sons.