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  1. The ABCs of Formulas

    Babies fuss, cry, spit up, and get gassy. When they have these symptoms frequently, it's up to their parents to figure out what's wrong. Often the first place parents will look for clues is the baby's diet. In their quest to soothe a fussy baby, many parents try changing formulas, assuming that the

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  2. More Than 2 Million Cribs Recalled by 7 Manufacturers

    June 24, 2010 -- More than 2 million cribs are being recalled by Evenflo, Delta, and five other manufacturers. The recall swells to about 9 million the number of drop-side cribs recalled in the last five years, says Consumer Reports safety expert Don Mays. "They outsource the manufacture of these cr

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  3. What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler

    Feeding young children can be a perplexing process, particularly when you're new to parenting. To help guide you through the first few years of your child's life, WebMD asked several experts to give us the low-down on feeding basics for infants and toddlers. They discussed when, what, and how much t

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  4. Breastfeeding 4-6 Months Lowers Babies' Illness Risk

    June 21, 2010 -- Babies who are breastfed exclusively for the first four months of life and partially thereafter have a reduced risk of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, but six months on the breast alone is even better, new research indicates. Researchers in the Netherlands analyzed ques

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  5. Sugar Water Eases Vaccine Pain for Babies

    May 27, 2010 -- We know that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and now new research shows it may also take some of the ouch out of your infant's routine shots. The findings, which appear in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, show that infants up to 1 year of age shed fewer tears and

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  6. Breastfeeding Cuts Fever Risk After Vaccines

    May 17, 2010 -- Infants who are exclusively breastfed are less likely to run fevers after their routine immunizations than infants who are partially breastfed or only receive formula, a new study shows. As many moms can attest, babies can become very fussy and develop fevers after routine vaccinatio

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  7. Simplicity, Graco Cribs Recalled

    April 29, 2010 -- Certain Simplicity and Graco cribs are being recalled because of the risk of entrapment, suffocation, and strangulation. One child's death has been linked to a recalled Simplicity crib, and there have been 112 other cases of problems with the recalled Graco and Simplicity cribs, ac

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  8. Moms Heed Advice on Baby Sleep Position

    April 5, 2010 -- The more mothers hear from doctors, family, and the media about putting their babies to sleep on their backs, the more likely they are to follow the potentially lifesaving advice. In contrast, mothers who don’t hear this advice or think their babies are uncomfortable or more likely

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  9. Talking Early to Babies Helps the Brain

    March 26, 2010 -- Words may have special meaning for babies long before they are able to speak. A new study suggests talking to babies as young as 3 months old influences their cognitive development and helps the brain learn to form categories. Researchers found infants who learned to associate word

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  10. Breastfeeding Rates Vary by Race, Region

    March 25, 2010 -- Breastfeeding rates in the U.S. not only vary by race and ethnicity, but geography also plays a role. Nationwide, 54.4% of African-American mothers, 74.3% white mothers, and 80.4% of Hispanic mothers attempted to breastfeed, according to a CDC telephone survey. But the numbers shif

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