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    1. Breastfeeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding premature babies appears to increase the likelihood that those infants will have healthier hearts in young adulthood, new research suggests. The finding was based on an analysis involving just over 200 men and

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    2. Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues?

      By Christine Chen HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Feeding babies formula from a big bottle might put them at higher risk for greater-than-normal weight gain and weight-for-length size, a new study suggests. Researchers who assessed 298 babies found bottle size in early i

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    3. Anesthesia Safe for Infants, Toddlers, Study Says

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- General anesthesia doesn't seem to harm young children's mental development, new research concludes. "A number of animal studies have suggested that exposure to commonly used anesthetic agents in early development could le

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    4. What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Common techniques for helping babies -- and parents -- sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds. The study tested two methods: "graduated extinction" (also known as "controlled crying") and "bedtim

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    5. Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants often face lifelong challenges, enduring more physical, emotional and social difficulties as adults than their peers born full-term, researchers report. In general, however, these tiny babies g

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    6. Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long warned parents to delay introducing certain foods to babies to decrease the risk of a potential allergic reaction, but a new study suggests that strategy probably doesn't help. The study of about 1,400

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    7. Infant Colds, Infections and Type 1 Diabetes Risk

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colds and other infections in the first six months of life may boost the odds of a child developing type 1 diabetes by nearly 20 percent, new research suggests. The suspicion that infections play a role in the development o

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    8. Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Can listening to music boost your baby's brainpower? Maybe, at least in specific ways. A new study suggests that listening to music with a waltz-like rhythm -- a difficult form of rhythm for infants to comprehend -- and t

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    9. Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents commonly give rice to their babies as a first food. Now, researchers say infants fed rice-based foods may have significantly higher "inorganic" arsenic concentrations in their urine than babies who never eat ric

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    10. Baby-Led Weaning: Is It Right for Your Child?

      When Jennifer Fliss gave her 7-month-old daughter solid foods for the first time, she did it without using a single spoon. “We roasted sweet potatoes and cut them into about 1-inch square pieces,” she says. “We sat her in her chair and put them in front of her.” After that, Fliss says, she sat back

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