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Parenting - Newborn & Infant

Parenting - Newborn & Infant
U.S. Ranks 131st in Preterm Births
U.S. Ranks 131st in Preterm Births Each Year, Nearly 500,000 Babies Born Prematurely in U.S. WebMD Health News By Charlene Laino Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More from WebMD Duchess...
New Policy Supports Choice for Male Circumcision
New Policy Supports Choice for Male Circumcision Doctors Say New Studies Show Benefits of the Procedure Outweigh Risks WebMD Health News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava,...
FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles
FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles Controversial Ingredient Banned in Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups -- Now That They're BPA-Free WebMD Health News By Daniel J. DeNoon Reviewed by Hansa D....
Safe Sleep Can Prevent SIDS Deaths
Safe Sleep Can Prevent SIDS Deaths Most SIDS Infants Had Sleep-Related Risk Factors, Study Finds WebMD Health News By Salynn Boyles Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD More from WebMD...
Fish Oil for Infants No Help for Allergies
Fish Oil for Infants No Help for Allergies WebMD Health News By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More from WebMD Children Face Highest Health Risk From Cell Phones...
Moms of Preemies Face Health Problems, Too
Moms of Preemies Face Health Problems, Too Stress of Having Low-Birth-Weight Child Has Lasting Impact WebMD Health News By Salynn Boyles Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More from WebMD...
Brain Changes Seen in Postpartum Depression
Brain Changes Seen in Postpartum Depression Study Suggests Postpartum Depression May Differ From Major Depression WebMD Health News By Denise Mann Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More from WebMD Diabetes...
Cribs Frequent Cause of Injury for Babies, Toddlers
Nearly 10,000 children are taken to the emergency room each year -– an average of one every hour -- after falling or becoming wedged or caught in cribs, playpens and bassinets, a new study shows.
Colic Remedies: Is TLC Better Than Herbal Tea?
When babies get colic, stressed-out parents often will try almost any remedy, from herbal teas to sugary solutions or infant massage, to stop the constant crying. Now, a new analysis of these popular approaches finds little convincing evidence they work.
Study: Fussy Babies Linked to ADHD Risk
Babies who cry excessively and have difficulty sleeping and feeding may be at increased risk for behavioral problems during childhood, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a study shows.
Moms Are Giving Babies Herbal Supplements, Teas
The first study to look at the use of herbal supplements or medicinal teas in babies finds that about 9% of moms report using these remedies in infants under a year old.
Infant Growth Spurts Tied to More Sleep
New research shows that an increase in the number of sessions of sleep, as well as an increase in total daily hours of sleep, likely means that an infant is experiencing a growth spurt.
Low Vitamin D at Birth Linked to Lung Infections
Newborns with low vitamin D levels have a sixfold higher risk of lung infections with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Dutch researchers report.
Study: Baby Products Contain Risky Flame Retardants
Four out of five baby products tested in a new study contained potentially toxic flame retardants, including one removed from children's pajamas almost four decades ago.
Infants Use Pure Reasoning to Make Sense of the World
Babies as young as 12 months old can reason and make rational predictions about how novel situations will play out, according to an international team of researchers who study the infant mind.
Breastfeeding Cuts SIDS Risk
Protecting against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may be yet another benefit of breastfeeding.
New Safety Standards for Cribs Begin Today
New federal rules are now in effect that ban the manufacture and sale of baby cribs with drop-down side rails.
CDC Report: Hospitals Need to Improve Breastfeeding Support
Breastfeeding helps protect babies and mothers from a large number of significant health risks, yet most hospitals in the United States fail to adequately support the practice, according to a new report from the CDC.
Blood Oxygen Test Finds Heart Defects in Newborns
All newborns should get a simple oxygen test to check for serious heart defects before they come home from the hospital, a federal advisory panel says.
Circumcision Rates Are Dropping in the U.S.
Circumcision rates in the U.S. are on the decline, according to a CDC study.
Fatty Acids From Formula or Breastfeeding May Boost Mental Development
Giving premature baby girls formula supplemented with a certain type of fatty acid might lead to better reading and spelling skills at age 10, suggests a small study.
New SIDS Guidelines Say Breastfeeding Lowers Risk
Breastfeeding and up-to-date immunizations can lower infants’ risk of sudden, unexpected death during sleep, according to updated guidelines issued today by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Are Too Many Babies Getting Acid Reflux Drugs?
A children's health expert has noticed an alarming increase in the number of infants being prescribed acid-suppressing drugs to reduce unexplained crying and spitting up.
Fast Baby Weight Gain Predicts Child Obesity
Infants who grow the fastest -- especially in terms of weight -- are more likely to be obese in later childhood. Kids who pass two weight-height percentiles by age 2 are twice as likely to be obese at age 5.
Low Vitamin D in Newborns Linked to Wheezing
Infants at age 3 months who had newborn blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D -- a measurement of vitamin D -- below 25 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L) were twice as likely to develop respiratory infections compared with infants who had levels at 75 nmol/L or higher, according to an international study.
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