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  1. Breastfed Kids May Get Higher Test Scores

    Dec. 20, 2010 -- Breastfeeding babies for longer than six months may give them a brain boost that lasts well into their school years, a new study suggests, and this benefit may be particularly important for boys. The study, which was published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, found that 10-year-old

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  2. Increase in SIDS on New Year’s Day

    Dec. 17, 2010 -- New Year’s Day brings a dramatic spike in cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and researchers say New Year’s Eve drinking by caregivers may be to blame. An analysis of almost 130,000 SIDS cases nationwide over more than three decades revealed a 33% increase in deaths on Ne

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  3. Drop-Side Cribs Banned Due to Safety Issues

    Dec. 15, 2010 -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission is banning cribs with drop-down sides because they have been blamed for the deaths of at least 32 infants since 2001. The announcement from the office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who has pushed for such a ban, says new federal crib stan

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  4. Predigested Formula May Prevent Diabetes in at-Risk Infants

    Nov. 11, 2010 – For the first time, a study suggests that a change in diet can influence the process leading to type 1 diabetes in infants at high risk for the disease. There's no proof that the dietary change -- using a predigested infant formula instead of normal formula when a mother stops breast

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  5. Breastfeeding Moms Don't Sleep Less

    Nov. 9, 2010 -- New mothers who breastfeed their infants don't lose any more sleep than their formula-feeding counterparts, according to a new study. Researchers found that women who breastfed their newborns got as much sleep during the night and were neither more nor less tired during the day than

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  6. Study: 'Smart Baby' DVDs Don't Measure Up

    Nov. 5, 2010 -- The so-called ''smart baby'' DVDs and videos are popular among parents trying to give their children an intellectual head start, but a new study of one such DVD suggests it didn't deliver. Children ages 12 to 18 months who watched a ''smart baby'' video meant to teach them 25 everyda

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  7. Most Babies Sleep Through Night at 3 Months

    Oct. 25, 2010 -- There's light at the end of the sleep-deprived tunnel for parents of newborns. By age 3 months, and sometimes as early as 2 months, most infants are sleeping through the night, according to a new study, although their sleeping hours may not exactly match those of their parents early

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  8. Hyland's Teething Tablets Recalled for Poisoning Risk

    Oct. 25, 2010 -- The FDA says some infants who took Hyland Teething Tablets show signs of belladonna poisoning. The product is being recalled. Consumers should immediately stop using and discard Hyland's Teething Tablets. The tablets, a homeopathic remedy, are supposed to contain vanishingly small a

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  9. Cribs Recalled, Most Sold at Kmart

    Oct. 22, 2010 -- About 40,000 drop-side cribs, including 34,000 Heritage cribs sold only at Kmart, have been recalled over entrapment, suffocation, and fall hazards. No children have died, but there have been 23 reported injuries from the cribs in the latest recall. The danger is that the cribs' dro

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  10. 4 Baby Deaths Spur Graco Stroller Recall

    Oct. 20, 2010 -- The strangulation deaths of four babies has led Graco to recall 2 million Quattro and MetroLite brand strollers. The deaths aren't recent. They occurred between 2003 and 2005. That bothers Donald Mays, senior director of product safety for Consumer Reports. "This troubles me very mu

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