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    1. Breastfeeding: Get the Support You Need

      Nursing not coming naturally? You're not alone. It seems like breastfeeding should be instinctive -- women have been nursing babies for ages, after all. But for many new mothers (and their babies), breastfeeding can be awkward, uncomfortable, and unproductive in the beginning. With the right advice

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    2. Maternity Leave and Postpartum Depression

      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

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    3. Deaths Lead to Recall of Baby Monitors

      Nov 22, 2013 -- About 600,000 baby monitors are being recalled after two babies strangled to death on the device's cord, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says. The recall covers Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads that were made between 1999 and 2013. The cord, which is

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    4. Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Giving babies solid food while still breast-feeding, and waiting until 17 weeks to do so, might protect the infants from food allergies, British researchers say. The overlap between starting solid foods while still breas

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    5. Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs

      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

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    6. Your Sex Life After Baby

      Having a baby is an amazing, life-changing experience. But no matter how in love you are with your little one, caring for a newborn can take a serious toll on your sex life. To put it bluntly: “Babies are sex killers,” says psychiatrist Gail Saltz, MD, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell

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    7. 5 New Mom Guilt Trips to Skip

      Here’s something few people will tell you when you’re pregnant and about to become a new mom. Among the many new emotions you’ll experience as a parent, guilt is likely to be right up there at the top. The stakes for parents these days are higher than ever. “We live in an age of high expectations th

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    8. Breastfeeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast implants shouldn't worry that breast-feeding will cause sagging, according to a new study. Many women worry that breast-feeding could change the appearance of their breasts, "particularly after they investe

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    9. Probiotics Not Shown to Soothe Babies' Colic, Review Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Although the use of probiotics is growing in popularity among parents hoping to treat infant colic, there is no clear evidence that it helps, Australian researchers report. Their review of 12 studies on the subject found confli

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    10. Many Parents Share Bed With Babies Despite Risks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- About 14 percent of infants in the United States frequently share a bed with other people, and this life-threatening practice has more than doubled since the early 1990s, a new study says. The survey of nearly 20,000 caregivers

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