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  1. 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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  2. Newborn Baths 101

    For new parents, bath time can be daunting, with all that water and a slippery, wiggly baby. Eileen Costello, MD, a pediatrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, helps new moms and dads understand how to keep their baby well-washed and safe. "For newborns, until the umbilical cord comes of

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  3. Common Infant Vaccine and Bowel Complication Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Newer vaccines that protect against rotavirus have lower risks of bowel obstruction for infants than a previous vaccine did, two new studies suggest. "We would call it a small increased risk," said W. Katherine Yih, a lecture

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  4. Probiotic Drops Might Ease Colic: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants given probiotics during the first three months of life appear to have fewer bouts of colic, acid reflux and constipation, according to Italian researchers. Colic -- excessive crying that is unrelated to a medical

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  5. Breastfeeding: Get the Support You Need

    Nursing not coming naturally? You're not alone. It seems like breastfeeding should be instinctive -- women have been nursing babies for ages, after all. But for many new mothers (and their babies), breastfeeding can be awkward, uncomfortable, and unproductive in the beginning. With the right advice

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  6. Breast Pumps for Nursing Moms

    The closeness and comfort of nursing your baby can be the most wonderful and unique experience. But for most nursing moms, the time comes when you need to be away from your little one -- for work, because of illness, or just for a night out to reconnect with your partner. At times like these, a brea

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  7. Maternity Leave and Postpartum Depression

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Having a longer maternity leave reduces a woman's risk of postpartum depression, new research shows. The findings suggest that the maximum 12 weeks of maternity leave given to American mothers under federal law may be inad

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  8. Homemade Baby Food: Is It Right for You?

    When you begin feeding your baby solid foods, it’s time to think about what foods you’re going to be feeding him. There are many healthy premade options, including organic baby food. But homemade baby food is a popular option for parents who want to know exactly what goes into their baby’s mouth --

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  9. Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Even after working with several nursing experts, first-time mom Katie Sweet wasn't able to make enough of her own breast milk to feed her newborn daughter. And she said her baby just didn't do well on formula. "Honestly, my dau

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  10. 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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