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  1. Do Fathers Bond as Strongly with Their Babies as Do Their Mothers?

    Q: Do fathers bond as strongly with babies as do their mothers? A: Since fathers don't carry the baby for nine months, give birth or breast-feed, the process of bonding is often slower and different. But the feelings can be just as strong, experts say. The term "engrossment" has been used to describ

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  2. How to Outfox Your Baby

    Take it from Sarah O'Meara, a mother of three: accidents take only seconds. When her first child was around 3 months old, she was changing his diaper, and because he wasn't moving around much at that age, she didn't strap him onto the changing table. She let go for just a moment to grab something, a

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  3. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Like any syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a group of signs and symptoms that appear together and indicate a certain condition. In the case of FAS, the signs and symptoms are birth defects that result from a woman's use of alcohol during her pregnancy. Among their symptoms, children with FAS

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  4. A Mother's Dilemma

    July 31, 2000 -- Breastfeeding my first son Julian hadn't gone as I had planned. For months I prepared, just like all the moms I knew. I attended a breastfeeding workshop, selected a pro-breastfeeding pediatrician, hired an ardent breastfeeding advocate to be our birth and labor coach, and read up o

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  5. Hearing Trouble

    July 24, 2000 -- Veronica Miller was only 1 year old when her mother, Laura, first began to worry about her hearing. Veronica didn't seem to respond when her parents called out her name. And she rarely babbled or made baby talk like other kids her age. But her pediatrician said some children start t

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  6. Anatomy of a Decision

    June 26, 2000 -- Cord blood banking has been available for only five years, and parents who hear about it may never have thought deeply about it before. Yet, in its few years of existence, this form of "biological insurance," has saved lives and provided peace of mind to hundreds of parents. Still,

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  7. Can the Umbilical Cord Save Lives?.

    June 26, 2000--When Lisa Taner, 34, learned that she was pregnant, she wanted to donate her umbilical cord blood, a once discarded birth byproduct that she knew could save lives. Not only would she give birth to one child, but by banking her cord blood she might have the opportunity to help another

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  8. Child-Proofing Basics

    May 29, 2000 -- The kitchen and bathroom are two of your home's most hazardous areas, where curious toddlers can easily find attractively packaged toxic agents. To avoid preventable poisoning, keep all of these substances out of reach and in locked cabinets. Other prevention tips, says Keith M. Perr

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  9. How Can You Set Up a Breastfeeding System?

    April 24, 2000 (New York) -- Although 48% of the workforce is female, according to the Families and Work Institute in New York City, breastfeeding is not yet a commonly discussed topic at the office. "Breastfeeding in the workplace is a need," says lactation consultant Rhona Cohen, "but it is a hidd

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  10. How Can You Set Up a Breastfeeding System?.

    April 24, 2000 (New York) -- Although 48% of the workforce is female, according to the Families and Work Institute in New York City, breastfeeding is not yet a commonly discussed topic at the office. "Breastfeeding in the workplace is a need," says lactation consultant Rhona Cohen, "but it is a hidd

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