Jessica Holbrook, MSN, RN, CCRN

Jessica is a current ICU nurse and nurse writer with specialized certifications in pediatrics, life flight, and cardiac surgery. She has spent most of her healthcare career caring for medically complex and chronically ill pediatric patients. Her writing focuses on education of patients and families to help them make informed healthcare decisions.


Jessica graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing from Weber State University, where she focused on hospital quality improvement and expanding access to healthcare for at-risk populations. Her masters thesis focused on health and wellness education for adolescents.


Before starting her career in healthcare, Jessica worked for years as a nanny and a high school sports coach. She spends her spare time trail running with her husband and baking with her daughter.

Jessica Holbrook
A mother woman holds an infant baby to regurgitate excess air after breastfeeding.

Health & Nutrition

My Baby Spit Up Mucus. Should I Be Concerned?

It’s normal for babies to occasionally spit up mucus, especially if they have a cold or congestion. Call the doctor if you see bloody or dark brown mucus.

concept of parent care to the child and over feeding in baby.

Health & Nutrition

When Does Reflux Peak in Babies?

Gastroesophageal reflux is a common condition in babies. Most babies’ reflux peaks around 5 months old and stops around 12 months of age

Young woman breastfeeding her baby in bedroom.

Feeding and Eating

Can You Overfeed a Newborn Baby?

While it’s rare to overfeed a newborn baby, some babies occasionally drink too much milk. Overfeeding can make your baby feel sick to their stomach.

newborn infant girl vomiting milk after eating.


Help! Why Is My Breastfed Baby Spitting up Curdled Milk?

Many parents worry when their baby spits up curdled milk. However, spitting up curdled milk is totally normal for most breastfed babies.

Girl is blowing her nose, allergic to flour.

Feeding and Eating

9 Tips for Managing Food Allergies in Kids

Keep your child safe from an allergic reaction by reading labels carefully, educating your child and their caretakers, and always having epinephrine nearby.

Cute Caucasian little naked toddler baby girl sitting on towel after bathing and wipe body dry while young.

Health & Nutrition

Alternatives to Baby Powder: What to Use Instead

Talcum baby powder can cause health problems for infants and adults. Use a baby powder alternative like cornstarch to keep you and your loved ones safe.

A caring mother gives her baby son a tummy massage and helps to get rid of colic.

Health & Nutrition

My Newborn Farts a Lot. Should I Be Concerned?

Is your newborn gassy? While it’s normal for newborns to fart a lot, excessive gas or crying while passing gas may be a sign of a digestive problem.

Asian Thai Baby Girl Vomit on Bed after Drink Milk.

Health & Nutrition

Baby Spit-Up vs Vomit: Is There a Difference?

It’s normal for babies to spit up frequently, but vomiting indicates illness. Understanding the difference between spit-up vs. vomit is important for new parents.

Asian cute baby girl taking a gripe water after a meal.

Health & Nutrition

Does Gripe Water Help With Constipation, Colic, & Gas?

Parents often use gripe water to help with constipation, gas, and colic. Studies have yet to prove that this herbal remedy is effective. Here’s what you should know.

Young mother try to feeding a toddler boy with a spoon in a chair.

Feeding and Eating, Health & Nutrition

What to Feed a Toddler With Diarrhea (and What Not to!)

When your child has diarrhea, it is best to feed them easy-to-digest, low-fiber foods. Find out what you can feed a toddler with diarrhea, so they can feel better.

young mother who has just had her baby in the hospital holds the newborn in her arms gently patting him on the back to help him pass gas after feeding.

Health & Nutrition

Help! My Newborn Is Passing Gas but Not Pooping

It’s normal for babies to have gas. Passing gas but not pooping for several days may mean your baby is constipated, but there are some ways to help.

Asian mother Bathing her 7 month old daughter.

Health & Nutrition

How to Use a Baking Soda Bath to Treat Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is common among infants and young children. Giving your baby a baking soda bath can soothe their irritated skin from diaper rash.