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  1. Breastfeeding May Cut Risk of Asthma for Baby

    July 21, 2011 -- Breastfeeding for at least six months appears to reduce the risk of a child developing asthma, new Dutch research suggests. Exclusive breastfeeding offered even more protection, the researchers found. The link between breastfeeding and asthma risk has been reported before. However,

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  2. Study: No Risks if Toddlers Share Parents' Bed

    July 18, 2011 -- Toddlers who share a bed with their parents do not face increased risks for behavioral or learning problems at age 5, according to new research. The American Academy of Pediatrics cautions against bed sharing during infancy because it may increase the risk of sudden infant death syn

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  3. New Safety Standards for Cribs Begin Today

    June 28, 2011 -- New federal rules take effect today banning the manufacture and sale of baby cribs with drop-down side rails. The cribs have been linked to at least 32 infant deaths since 2000, according to the National Institutes of Health. The new rules, released by the Consumer Product Safety Co

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  4. Four Myths About Babies and Sleep

    It's a rite of passage that every parent anticipates: Your new baby is finally sleeping through the night. You're not the only one harboring this dream. Sympathetic friends, family, neighbors, and even your pediatrician are lining up to share time-honored guidance on how to get your infant snoozing

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  5. How Can I Babyproof My Nursery?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our September issue of WebMD Baby, we asked one of WebMD's baby care experts, Sara DuMond, MD, about the best ways to keep her baby out of harm's way in her room. Q: How should I ba

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  6. How Much Should My Baby Eat?

    In every issue of WebMD Baby, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our September 2011 issue, we gave WebMD's baby care expert, Hansa Bhargava, MD, a question about how parents can tell when their new babies are hungry. Here's what she said. Q: Once my baby

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  7. Breastfeeding May Cut SIDS Risk

    June 13, 2011 -- Protection against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may be yet another benefit of breastfeeding. A new review of recent research studies shows that infants who were breastfed were about 60% less likely to die from SIDS than infants who didn't receive any breast milk. This protect

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  8. Ask the Expert: What Can I Do About My Baby's Diaper Rash?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our June 2011 issue, Jennifer Shu, MD, one of WebMD's Baby Experts, answered a question dealing with a baby's chronic diaper rash. Q: My son keeps getting diaper rash. What can I do

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  9. Ask the Expert: When Is My Baby Ready for Solid Food?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our June 2011 issue, Daniel Brennan, MD, one of WebMD's Baby Experts, answered a question about the best age for adding solid food to a baby's diet. Q: My baby is 3 months old. How

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  10. Babies Think, Therefore ...

    May 26, 2011 -- Babies as young as 12 months old can reason and make rational predictions about how novel situations will play out, according to an international team of researchers who study the infant mind. The findings suggest that, like adults, babies are capable of sophisticated analysis when t

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