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    1. Breastfeeding May Lower This Risk for Some Women

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests another potential benefit for moms who breast-feed -- a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study found that breast-feeding for more than two months was linked to around a 50 percent reduction

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    2. Infant Probiotics and Lower Type 1 Diabetes Risk

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding probiotics -- good bacteria -- to an infant's feedings in the first month of life may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes for those genetically predisposed to getting the disease, new research suggests. Supplement

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    3. Does Cooing to Babies Help Them Learn?

      By Jenn Sturiale The Rumor: People coo to babies because they're tiny and cute, but it doesn't really serve a purpose It's an irrefutable law of nature, as powerful as gravity, to which no one seems immune: Put an infant into the arms of even the most grown-up grownup, and soft cooing and baby talk

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    4. Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The presence of four types of gut bacteria in infancy may reduce a child's risk for asthma, Canadian researchers report. Most infants get these bacteria naturally from the environment. But some babies are given antib

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    5. The Truth About Baby Poop

      New babies don't come with an instruction manual, but they do leave clues about the state of their health. Hiding in a baby's diaper is a wealth of information, and many new parents understandably find themselves spending a lot of time and energy trying to decode the messages left for them -- the am

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    6. Solving Your Diaper Dilemma

      What else besides lack of sleep and feeding after feeding does a parent have to look forward to during baby's first year? Diapers. Mounds and mounds of them. Some moms and dads know from the get-go that they'll love the convenience of disposable diapers. And some know there's something just right ab

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    7. 7 Things You Didn't Know About Raising Newborn Twins

      In the U.S, about three of every 100 pregnant women give birth to twins or triplets. And by many accounts, twin pregnancies are on the rise. Still, even experienced moms may not know what to expect when they bring home newborn twins. While it is true that twins can bring double the joy, parenting tw

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    8. Breast-Feeding and Some Babies' Social Development

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers found that among 44 babies with a particular autism "risk" gene, those who were breast-fed longer spent more time looking at images of "happy" eyes and shied away from "angry" eyes. The findings, published online

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    9. 10 Mistakes New Parents Make

      All parents make mistakes. Don't believe it? Just think about your own parents. You will no doubt come up with a laundry list of things they did wrong. The truth is no one is infallible -- especially new parents. But if you know the 10 most common parenting mistakes, maybe you can keep from making t

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    10. Let Dad Be Dad: 6 Ways to Encourage New Fathers

      When your newborn finally arrives, it’s easy to feel like there are two stars of the show: mom and baby. But what about dad? While he didn’t just push a live being out of his body, he’s probably as scared and excited as you are, and his role isn’t as clearly defined. Read on for our top six tips on

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