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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Vitamin D May Cut Child Diabetes Risk

    March 12, 2008 -- Infants who get vitamin D supplements have a lower risk of getting type 1 diabetes, a small study suggests. The study was not a clinical trial. Researchers Christos S. Zipitis, MBChB, of NHS Foundation Trust, and Anthony K. Akobeng, MBChB, combined data from five studies that looke

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  7. 24,000 Cribs Recalled for Fall Risk

    Feb. 29, 2008 -- Do you have a crib at home? Check it to see if it's subject to a new crib recall, and to make sure it's set up for infant safety. The new crib recall, issued by Munire Furniture, includes about 24,000 of the following wooden cribs made between Nov. 1, 2005, and Nov. 1, 2007: Majesti

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  8. Baby Shampoo Awash in Chemicals?

    Feb. 4, 2008 -- New research suggests a link between the use of baby lotions, powders, and shampoos and higher levels of potentially harmful manmade chemicals known as phthalates in infants. Researchers reported that babies exposed to all three products had levels of three different phthalate metabo

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  9. New Studies Sharpen Circumcision Debate

    Rachel Spencer, a neonatal intensive care nurse in Lake Bluff, Ill., and her physician husband had their first son circumcised in 2000. But over the next seven years, as three more sons were born, the Spencers chose not to repeat the procedure. "After doing research, I learned that circumcision isn'

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  10. Hot Liquid Ups BPA From Plastic Bottles

    Jan. 30, 2008 -- Pouring boiling liquid into reusable water bottles or baby bottles made of polycarbonate plastic causes a much faster release of the estrogen-mimicking chemical bisphenol A, new research shows. University of Cincinnati researchers reported that exposure to boiling water caused polyc

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