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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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