By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Having a longer maternity leave reduces a woman's risk of postpartum depression, new research shows. The findings suggest that the maximum 12 weeks of maternity leave given to American mothers under federal law may be inad
When you begin feeding your baby solid foods, it’s time to think about what foods you’re going to be feeding him. There are many healthy premade options, including organic baby food. But homemade baby food is a popular option for parents who want to know exactly what goes into their baby’s mouth --
You'd think something as small as a pacifier wouldn't cause such a big ruckus. But it seems that moms and dads either rave over them or revile them. But who's right? Pediatricians, parents, therapists, and dentists weigh in on the pros and cons of baby pacifiers.
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By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Even after working with several nursing experts, first-time mom Katie Sweet wasn't able to make enough of her own breast milk to feed her newborn daughter. And she said her baby just didn't do well on formula. "Honestly, my dau
Academic achievement. College scholarship. Presidential aspirations. These used to be phrases parents tossed around at their kid's high school graduation. Today, it's a new form of "baby talk." From maternity wards to toddler play groups to mommy chat rooms, how to raise a smart baby is a key focus
The battlefield: Tamara Derosia's baby shower. The fighting words: Baby wipe warmer. Oh sure, for those who worry about global warming, the recession, and house foreclosures, this might seem, um, silly. But certainly, it wasn't that way for the two women who were driven to debate the device -- baby'
Weaning babies from breast- or bottle feeding to a cup usually comes at a busy time in their lives. At the age most babies are ready to wean, they may also be developing their hand-eye coordination, teething, and learning to crawl. And like those milestones, weaning baby can leave you with dozens of
It seems like breastfeeding should be instinctive -- women have been nursing babies since before the dawn of human history, after all. But for many new mothers (and their babies), breastfeeding can be awkward, uncomfortable, and unproductive in the beginning -- leading to frustration and tears all a
Parents have always looked to their gardens and pantries to treat common infant illness. Today, the use of complementary and alternative remedies is common not just in adults but also children. Whether it’s a nip of prune juice to relieve constipation or an oatmeal bath to soothe itchy dry skin, nat
All parents make mistakes. Don't believe it? Just think about your own parents. You will no doubt come up with a laundry list of things they did wrong. The truth is no one is infallible -- especially new parents. But if you know the top 10 most common parenting mistakes, maybe you can keep from maki