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    1. Kids’ Behavior Not Linked to Obese Moms-to-Be

      Dec. 27, 2010 -- Previous research has suggested that moms who are overweight or obese before they get pregnant are at risk for having offspring with behavioral such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and cognitive problems, but a new study shows this is not the case. The new finding

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    2. Low Vitamin D in Newborns Linked to Wheezing

      Dec. 27, 2010 -- Infants at age 3 months who had newborn blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D -- a measurement of vitamin D -- below 25 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L) were twice as likely to develop respiratory infections as infants who had levels at 75 nmol/L or higher, according to an international s

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    3. Cow Milk Formula Leads to Quicker Weight Gain in Infants

      Dec. 27, 2010 -- Researchers report that infants fed cow milk formula gained more weight more quickly than infants fed protein hydrolysate formulas, which are also known as hypoallergenic formulas meant for babies that have problems digesting certain proteins. The proteins in the formula have alread

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    4. New Insight on Benefits of Breastfeeding

      Dec. 22, 2010 -- Although women have been breastfeeding for generations and groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a child’s life, researchers are finally beginning to get a better handle on exactly what makes breast milk uniqu

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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