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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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