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  1. Soy and Cow's Milk-Based Baby Formulas Face Off

    May 29, 2012 -- Soy and cow's milk-based baby formulas may offer similar developmental benefits for baby. But a new study confirms breast milk still is the best. Researchers found no differences in behavioral development, such as language and other thinking-related skills, between infants fed soy fo

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  2. Depressed Moms Disrupt Baby’s Sleep

    April 17, 2012 -- New research provides a unique look at the way a mom's depression can affect her baby's sleep. Researchers watched hours of video of moms as they took care of their babies at bedtime and throughout the night. They found that moms with greater depressive symptoms were more likely to

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  3. Having Small Babies May Raise Heart Risk in Moms

    March 14, 2012 -- Women who give birth to small, full-term babies may have an increased risk for heart disease decades later, new research shows. Delivering a small baby was found to be a strong, independent predictor of heart disease later in life in a new study led by researchers from the Universi

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  4. Infant Tylenol Recalled

    Feb. 17, 2012 -- 574,000 bottles of infant Tylenol have been recalled by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare division. A faulty part of the dosing system -- an interior cap called a "flow restrictor" -- can get pushed down into the bottle. This interferes with the syringe used to measure

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  5. Breastfeeding OK for Moms With Asthma

    Feb. 3, 2012 -- New moms with asthma can safely breastfeed without worrying that the practice will increase their child’s asthma risk, a new study shows. Researchers followed children in the United Kingdom from birth until around age 12 to assess the impact of breastfeeding, if any, on lung developm

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  6. Testosterone May Delay Boys’ Speech Development

    Jan. 26, 2012 -- Boys tend to talk later than girls; they also acquire language skills at a slower rate than girls do. Now new research may point to why. In a newly published study, umbilical cord blood was collected from nearly 900 Australian newborns and tested for testosterone. Newborn boys are e

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  7. Infant Acetaminophen Dosage Change May Cause Confusion

    Dec. 23, 2011 -- Double check the label on liquid acetaminophen before giving it to a child or infant to avoid giving your child the wrong dose. The FDA is urging parents and caregivers to carefully read the label on liquid acetaminophen marketed to infants and children as a new, less concentrated f

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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