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  1. Baby Development: Your 9-Month-Old

    Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 9 of WebMD’s Baby Month by Month Guide.

  2. Baby Development: Your 7-Month-Old

    Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 7 of WebMD's Baby Month by Month Guide.

  3. Baby Development: Your 11-Month-Old

    Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 11 of WebMD’s Baby Month by Month Guide.

  4. Baby Growth Charts: What Influences Your Baby’s Growth?

    If your baby is “following the curve” of the growth chart, she’s paralleling one of the percentile lines on the chart, and the odds are good that her caloric intake is fine, no matter how much or how little milk she seems to be drinking.

  5. Baby Personality Quiz: Tips for Dealing With Your Baby’s Unique Type

    Who is this little creature, this dictator dressed in a diaper? She's your baby, of course. And if you want to understand the newest member of your family, you need to study her in her natural habitat. In short, learn her temperament. Child development experts watch several key traits when determini

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  6. New Breastfeeding Push at Hospitals

    June 12, 2008 -- Hospitals and birth centers could go further in promoting breastfeeding, the CDC reports. In a new CDC survey, most hospitals and birth centers -- 88% -- say they teach most new moms breastfeeding techniques. But the survey -- completed by more than 2,600 hospitals and birth centers

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  7. Does Breastfeeding Boost IQ?

    May 5, 2008 -- Breastfeeding may make your kid more intelligent, according to the latest study on the subject. Exclusive, long-term breastfeeding improves a child's verbal intelligence and other intelligence measures, says researcher Michael S. Kramer, MD, professor of pediatrics, epidemiology and b

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  8. Group: Few Reasons to Use Soy Formula

    May 5, 2008 -- What's best to feed baby? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, mother's breast milk still rules. However, the group finds that when the majority of infants in North America are 2 months old, they are getting at least some formula. The AAP has released its revised report on

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  9. FDA Eyes Bisphenol A Concerns

    April 28, 2008 -- The FDA is looking into concerns about the safety of bisphenol A, which is found in polycarbonate plastic (including some baby bottles, water bottles, and other food and drink packaging) and epoxy resins (which line some metal products including canned foods). The FDA has formed an

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  10. Child Neglect Risk High in First Year

    April 3, 2008 -- Nearly 1 million children in the U.S. were victims of abuse or neglect from October 2005 to September 2006, a figure government researchers Thursday called distressing. A federal report also shows that more than 90,000 infants (less than 1 year old) were victims of non-fatal abuse o

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