By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Living close to a high number of "fracked" natural gas wells may be linked to an increased risk of having a lower birth weight baby, according to a new study of Pennsylvania birth rates. High-volume hydraulic fracturing
By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to mothers taking antidepressants in late pregnancy may be slightly more likely to develop a rare circulation disorder, a new study suggests. However, the increased risk of the disorder -- known as persistent pul
Babies and toddlers need lots of sleep, playtime, and love. They also need a parent who can carry on a conversation, and that doesn't mean baby talk. Vocabulary and communication skills should start early in life, with a steady stream of meaningful dialogue. Moms and dads need to make talking and bu
By Carrie Myers HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding -- even for a short time -- may lower a baby's later risk of childhood leukemia, a new study suggests. The researchers found that babies breast-fed for at least six months appear to have a 19 percent lower ris
Parents have relied on pacifiers for ages to calm crying infants. But are they really right for your baby? Here’s a look at the plusses and pitfalls.
Some of the good things pacifiers can do for your baby -- and you -- include: Lower risk of SIDS. Pacifier use during naps or nighttime can prevent su
Why is my baby crying? Could it be colic? What can I do? These are questions just about every new parent has. To get the answers, WebMD spoke with Renee A. Alli, MD, a mother and pediatrician in Dunwoody, GA. Here, Alli explains the ups and downs of fussy babies, including what may rev up your infan
Ever heard this saying? “When mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” That saying can ring true because your baby’s feelings are likely to mirror yours.
People say babies are like sponges. They soak up information from the world around them and learn things at a fast pace. They’re also watching you.
Babies can be pretty gassy. It’s common for them to pass gas 13-21 times each day! Why so gassy? Infants have plenty of opportunities to swallow air, like when they: Feed from a breast or bottle Suck a pacifier Cry So how can you tell if it's gas or something else? "If your baby is generally happy a
By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests. The researchers said postponing the c
By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who live at very high elevations may have an increased risk of SIDS, a new study suggests. The findings are based on nearly 400,000 Colorado infants born between 2007 and 2012. Babies of families living at an elevation