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Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: How Parents Can Reduce Their Child's Risk

( - Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is the leading cause of death among infants one month to one year of age, with more than 3,500 infants dying unexpectedly each year.

Feb 20, 2018 - 11:39:22 AM

Enhance Bonding Between Moms and Babies

( - Mothers and babies belong together — which is why Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City has launched a rooming-in program to support early bonding between mothers and newborns.

Feb 15, 2018 - 12:41:19 PM

Toddler Formulas and Milks - Not Recommended by Health Experts - Mislead with Health Claims

( - Misleading labeling on formulas and milks marketed as “toddler drinks” may confuse parents about their healthfulness or necessity

Feb 6, 2018 - 11:28:17 AM

Premature Babies Make Fewer Friends – but Not for Long

( - Premature babies make fewer friends, feel less accepted by peers and spend less time socialising in early childhood

Feb 6, 2018 - 11:09:43 AM

New Federal Standard to Improve Safety of Infant Slings Takes Effect

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. – If you, or anyone you know, uses an infant sling carrier, a new federal standard aimed at making sling carriers safer is now in effect.

Feb 2, 2018 - 8:09:15 AM

Infants Recognize Foreign Languages as a Form of Communication

( - Infants recognize that speech in a language not their own is used for communication, finds a new psychology study.

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:06:53 PM

A ‘Touching Sight’: How Babies’ Brains Process Touch Builds Foundations for Learning

( - Touch is the first of the five senses to develop, yet scientists know far less about the baby’s brain response to touch than to, say, the sight of mom’s face, or the sound of her voice.

Jan 17, 2018 - 12:13:19 PM

Frozen Embryos Result in Just as Many Live Births in IVF

( - Freezing and subsequent transfer of embryos gives infertile couples just as much of a chance of having a child as using fresh embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF)

Jan 11, 2018 - 10:25:40 AM

Both Fresh and Frozen Embryos Offer Similar Chances of Baby After IVF

( - HERSHEY, Pa. — For women using in vitro fertilization to have a child, using either fresh or frozen embryos have similar success rates for most women, according to an international team of researchers.

Jan 11, 2018 - 9:20:41 AM

Forgotten Fabric Turned Into Precious Memory for Families of Tiny Patients

(  - Jeanne Schofield is a firm believer in what she calls the 11th commandment: Thou shall not waste.

Jan 9, 2018 - 3:18:06 PM

About 3,500 Babies in the US are Lost to Sleep-related Deaths Each Year

( - There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies each year, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes.

Jan 9, 2018 - 2:17:25 PM

Eating More Foods with Choline During Pregnancy Could Boost Baby’s Brain

( - ITHACA, N.Y. – When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell University study suggests.

Jan 5, 2018 - 10:50:44 AM

Angel Gowns Turn Bridal Gowns Into Priceless Gifts for Infants and Their Families

( - Lynn Gaber has put her heart into making beautiful dresses that she hopes no one will ever wear.

Jan 3, 2018 - 1:22:19 PM

Increase in Number of Babies Born Drug Exposed in N.H.

( - DURHAM, N.H. – From 2005 to 2015 the number of infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in the Granite State increased fivefold, from 52 to 269

Dec 20, 2017 - 10:44:25 AM

Are Parents Doing Enough to Prepare 'Substitute' Babysitters Over the Holidays?

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  As parents tackle their holiday lists, one item may be especially important– finding a babysitter.

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:09:32 AM

Exposure to Air Pollution Just Before or After Conception Raises Risk of Birth Defects

( - Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts.

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:22:11 AM

Recordings Reveal Deep Credibility Gap When Doctors And Parents Discuss Outcomes For Critically Ill Infants

( - An analysis of 16 audiotaped conversations between parents of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and clinicians found that medical staff routinely downplay quality of life issues....

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:49:28 AM

High-Fat Diet May Change Breast Milk Makeup, Affect Baby's Health

( - Bethesda, Md. —New research suggests that following a high-fat diet during lactation—regardless of diet during pregnancy—alters RNA activity in breast milk.

Dec 4, 2017 - 2:50:36 PM

Sperm RNA May Serve as Biomarkers of Future Health

( - Human sperm may hold the potential to serve as biomarkers of the future health of newborn infants, according to a new study by a Wayne State University School of Medicine research team.

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:11:48 AM

Living in a ‘War Zone’ Linked to Delivery of Low Birthweight Babies

( - Mums-to-be living in war zones/areas of armed conflict are at heightened risk of giving birth to low birthweight babies.

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:51:42 AM

Removing Chemical Used to Make Teflon-like Coatings Has Led to Fewer Low Birth Weights and Less Brain Damage

( - Government and industry efforts since 2003 to phase out chemicals used to make non-stick coatings, such as Teflon, have prevented more than 118,000 low-weight births and related brain damage in the United States.

Nov 27, 2017 - 10:03:32 AM

High-Fat Diet May Change Breast Milk Makeup, Affect Baby's Health

( - Bethesda, Md. —New research suggests that following a high-fat diet during lactation—regardless of diet during pregnancy—alters RNA activity in breast milk.

Nov 22, 2017 - 10:43:42 AM

For Infants with Certain Forms of Heart Disease, Are Shunts or Stents Better to Maintain Blood Flow Until Surgery?

( - Philadelphia, Nov. 21, 2017 -- Infants with various forms of congenital heart disease require a stable source of blood flow to their lungs in order to survive until a more definitive operation can be performed.

Nov 21, 2017 - 3:25:58 PM

Global Birth Season Study Links Environment with Disease Risk

( - New York, NY —Studies have shown that babies born in winter tend to have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes at some point, while fall babies have a greater lifetime risk of depression.

Nov 15, 2017 - 12:06:48 PM

Bacteria May Help Babies’ Digestive Tracts More Than Suspected, Scientists Find

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Some of the first living things to greet a newborn baby do a lot more than coo or cuddle.

Nov 8, 2017 - 11:23:21 AM

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