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  1. Infant Formula Investigated in Baby Death

    Dec. 22, 2011 -- A Lebanon, Mo. infant has died of cronobacter infection. Previous infant deaths from cronobacter have been linked to powdered baby formula. The Missouri child had been fed Enfamil Newborn purchased at a local Walmart store. Walmart has pulled that lot of Enfamil from its shelves, pe

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  2. Taste for Salt May Start in Infancy

    Dec. 21, 2011 -- Offering a baby a french fry, piece of bread, or even a handful of cereal may set him up for a lifelong affinity for salty foods and the health risks that go along with it. A new study shows that babies fed starchy table foods, which often contain added salt, before 6 months of age

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  3. Moms of Preemies Face Health Problems, Too

    Dec. 16, 2011 -- Stephanie Breiby describes the months after the birth of her twin sons, Hawthorne and Ethan, as a roller coaster of highs and lows. Born three months prematurely, one weighing 2 1/2 pounds and the other just 2 pounds, the boys remained in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit

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  4. Fast Baby Weight Gain Predicts Child Obesity

    Nov. 8, 2011 -- Babies who gain weight most quickly are at highest risk of obesity later in childhood, a Harvard study finds. Infants who gain the most weight at age 1-6 months are most likely to be obese at ages 5 and 10 years. The risk goes up with the child's starting weight-for-length percentile

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  5. Are Too Many Babies Getting Acid Reflux Drugs?

    Oct. 20, 2011 -- Babies may spit up and cry and fuss for seemingly no reason. But one children's health expert has noticed an alarming increase in the number of infants being prescribed acid-suppressing drugs to reduce unexplained crying and spitting up. In a commentary published in The Journal of P

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  6. Breast Pumps 101

    Many breastfeeding mothers who are nearing the end of maternity leave want to continue giving their babies breast milk when they return to work, but the concept of pumping and feeding the baby from a bottle may be foreign to them. After all, nursing doesn't require any paraphernalia. If you're about

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  7. New SIDS Guidelines Say Breastfeeding Lowers Risk

    Oct. 18, 2011 -- Breastfeeding and up-to-date immunizations can lower infants’ risk of sudden, unexpected death during sleep, according to updated guidelines issued today by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Since 1992, the pediatricians group has been advising parents to place young infants on th

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  8. Baby Tips From Moms and Doctors

    Parents, especially new parents, hate seeing their babies suffer. Plus with all the warnings about over-the-counter medications and children under the age of 4, parents of infants are often confused. What’s safe? What’s effective? How can you ease common symptoms in your baby and maintain peace of m

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  9. Baby’s First Year: How Infants Develop

    From helpless newborn to active toddler: It takes just 12 short months for your baby to undergo this incredible transformation. Babies grow and change at an astounding pace, and every month brings new and exciting developments. New moms and dads often wonder what to expect next and how to know if th

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  10. Does My Baby Have Colic?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our November-December 2011 issue, we asked WebMD's baby expert, Sarah DuMond, MD, about crying and colic in babies. Q: My 2-month-old baby cries a lot. Could he have colic? A: Babie

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