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Why This Mom Flipped Her Son's Car Seat Upside Down

Post by Ashley Austrew. Car seats are one of the most importance pieces of the "child safety" puzzle, but unfortunately that doesn't always mean we use them correctly. As any parent can tell you, it's all too easy to accidentally leave the straps too loose or place a chest clip in the wrong place. Show More Summary

Sorry, Moms, Breastfeeding Isn't Making Your Babies Smarter

Post by Jeanne Sager. Because moms can't seem to get enough of the debate over whether or not breastfeeding will get their babies into Harvard, scientists are once again studying the effect nursing your newborn will have on his or her IQ down the road. Show More Summary

Evaluation between maternal mental health and discharge readiness

Mothers with a history of mental health disorders feel less ready for discharge from the NICU than with mothers without a mental health history, new research indicates.

New genetic disorder named for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia team

Three scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who identified and studied a genetic disease have been recognized by having their names attached to the disorder. An authoritative reference site for genetic diseases, Online Mendelian...Show More Summary

Children born to single mothers benefit when biological father joins family

Some of the negative consequences on the wellbeing of a child born to a single mother can be reduced if their biological father joins and stays with the family according to new research.

Children with poor vitamin B12 status early in life struggle more with tasks, recognition and interpreting feelings

Small children with low levels of vitamin B12 had more difficulties solving cognitive tests, such as the ability to do puzzles, recognize letters and interpret other children’s feelings.

Overcoming workplace barriers to breastfeeding

For mothers of new infants, going back to work may pose a number of obstacles to continued breastfeeding. Workplace policies affecting the ability to breastfeed -- and the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in helping to overcome those obstacles -- are the topic of a new special article.

Preterm births more common in mothers who are cancer survivors

Women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years more commonly gave birth prematurely, and to babies whose weights were below normal ranges, concludes new research. Cancer survivors also had a slightly higher rate of cesarean section deliveries.

What does congenital Zika syndrome look like?

Researchers describe the phenotypic spectrum or set of observable characteristics of congenital Zika (ZIKV) syndrome, based upon clinical evaluations and neuroimaging of 83 Brazilian children with presumed or confirmed ZIKV congenital infections.

18 Adorable Newborns Who Look As Grumpy About Being Awake As We Are

Post by Jeanne Sager. It's likely no one can remember what they were feeling the exact moment they were born, pushed (or pulled!) out of their cozy little home and thrust into the unfamilar. But thanks to the magic of birth photography,...Show More Summary

10 Moms Reveal What Postpartum Depression Really Feels Like

Post by Wendy Robinson. When my first child was born, I was euphoric. After nine long months, he was finally here and I was over the moon -- at first. But then the high of birth wore off and I found myself sore, exhausted, overwhelmed, and riding a hormone roller coaster. Show More Summary

What to Do When Baby Will Only Fall Asleep In Your Arms

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Teaching your baby healthy sleep habits is one of the biggest challenges you'll face as a new parent -- especially because you're most likely exhausted yourself! It can be tempting to let your baby nod off anytime, anywhere, anyway... Show More Summary

These Adorable Matching Baby Names Are Going Viral for the Cutest Reason

Post by Ashley Austrew. Cassie Clayshulte Photography What's in a name? Well, for two adorable babies named Romeo and Juliet who just happened to be born in the same hospital, the answer is one hell of a story. Two newborns made their grand entrance into the world just 18 hours apart. Show More Summary

Researchers close to identifying crucial gene for human cleft lip and palate

A group of researchers has found that three siblings born with cleft lip and palate share a common gene mutation associated with the birth defect.

Why You Can Never Hold Your Baby Too Much, According to Science

Post by Ashley Austrew. Babies are pretty much the cuddliest, most adorable people on earth. But if you're a parent, chances are you have at least one old school relative who's constantly warning you not to pick up your little bundle...Show More Summary

Breastfeeding Mom Forced to Pump Beside Urinal During Jury Duty

Post by Liz Alterman. When you're called to serve for jury duty, you're probably already dreading the whole affair. But the ordeal became even worse for a breastfeeding mom, who was offered an abysmal "quiet room" as a place to pump. And,...Show More Summary

50 Tricks to Try When You Can't Get Your Baby to Sleep

Post by Michele Zipp. Sleep. We need it. And even four cups of coffee doesn't give you what a good night's rest does. Not to mention the fact that baby needs to sleep so she can grow and thrive and not have cranky days. We've gathered up all the gimmicks and tricks to help a baby sleep... Show More Summary

Clinical interviews effective in predicting postpartum depression

For non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new research. In addition, asking questions...Show More Summary

Healthy weight gain in infants

With nearly 10 percent of infants considered 'high weight for length,' researchers want to help babies achieve a healthy weight starting with their first months of life. Preliminary findings have shown that babies on a cow's milk formula have accelerated weight gain, compared to babies fed a hydrolyzed protein formula, who have weight gain similar to breastfed infants.

High uric acid levels in young children may result in higher blood pressure later on

Very young children with increased uric acid levels had higher blood pressure at 3 years of age, new research has found.

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