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  1. Does Parent Stress Affect Baby?

    Ever heard this saying? “When mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” It’s a funny phrase, but it’s also true -- babies mirror their parents’ feelings. People say babies are like sponges for a reason: They learn new things at a rapid pace. Not only do they soak up info from the world around them, the

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  2. Infant Gas: How to Prevent and Treat It

    Infant gas is common. It’s normal for your baby to pass gas 13-21 times each day. She may become fussy when extra air gets trapped in her tummy. Gas is generally caused by: Swallowing air Feeding from breast or bottle Sucking a pacifier Crying You may notice your baby has these symptoms: Bloating Bu

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  3. Expert Q&A: Crying and Colic

    Could your crying baby have colic? What is colic, anyway? And what really works to soothe it? WebMD spoke with mother of two and pediatrician Tanya R. Altmann, MD, FAAP. We talked about colic: what it is, how long it lasts, and what you can do to soothe an upset infant. Colic is when a baby, for no

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  4. Co-Sleeping With Your Baby Is Risky

    For some new parents, there's nothing like the feeling of having their baby snuggled next to them in bed to heighten the feeling of closeness. Sharing a bed can also make breastfeeding more convenient. Whatever the reasons, bed sharing (also called co-sleeping) is on the rise. A study reported in JA

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  5. Q&A With Lisa Ling

    Lisa Ling, the globetrotting reporter famed for her curiosity about the plights and pursuits of everyday people, entered the fifth and final season of her investigative series "Our America" on Oprah's OWN network at the end of May. Look for the new mom (to daughter Jett, 1, with husband Dr. Paul Son

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  6. Baby's First Year: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

    New parents tend to fret about lots of things: every fever, every early morning awakening when their baby still isn't sleeping through the night.  Elaine Donoghue, MD, FAAP, understands. She's the co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood. Her insights might hel

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  7. Baby 'Sleep Machines' Could Damage Hearing: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some of the "sleep machines" marketed to soothe infants seem capable of generating enough noise to potentially damage a baby's hearing, a new study suggests. The popular devices promise to help infants fall asleep and stay as

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  8. Breastfeeding: 11 Things That May Help

    Have you decided to try breastfeeding, at least part of the time? Some items can make the process easier, more convenient, and more comfortable. Here are 11 supplies that may help: Many hospitals give new moms lanolin samples to help soothe sore, cracked nipples. It's safe for babies to ingest, too,

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  9. How to Protect Your Baby From Whooping Cough

    As a parent, the thought of your baby getting whooping cough, or pertussis, may concern you. But you can take steps to protect your little one, even before he is born. In order to keep your baby safe, you’ll need to protect yourself and your whole family. Pertussis vaccines don’t completely wipe out

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  10. What to Do When Baby Refuses a Bottle

    Not all babies take to a bottle right away. Try these tips to turn your feeding problems around. If you're calm and relaxed, your baby may be more receptive to the bottle. "Babies are sensitive creatures and pick up on stress in mom and dad," says Megan L. Shope, a certified doula supervisor. Create

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