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    1. When to Call the Pediatrician

      Whether you’re a new or veteran parent, a sick baby can leave you confused and afraid. Is the baby's fever dangerous? Should you call the doctor for a cough? Vomiting? Diarrhea? It helps knowing that most common issues aren't an emergency. A touch of stomach flu, a little fussiness, and a minor diar

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    2. Breast-Feeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers may inadvertently pass industrial chemicals along to their babies through breast-feeding, which might lower the effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers report. The class of chemicals, called

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    3. Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman's height may affect her risk for preterm birth, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at data on nearly 3,500 Nordic women and their babies. They found that shorter mothers had shorter pregnancies, sma

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    4. Vaccine Combo Promising Against RSV Infection

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they are closer to finding a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common illness that few recognize by name but one that's a major cause of lower respiratory infection in babies and the el

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    5. New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers get conflicting advice from medical professionals, family members and the media when it comes to key parenting topics, a recent study found. And that advice often goes against American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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    6. Your Premature Baby: Milestones for the First 18 Months

      All parents are concerned about their children hitting certain milestones on time. But when your baby comes early, those first few months and years can be a time of watching and waiting. Because preemies face greater health risks, you may worry more about whether your child will do certain things on

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    7. How to Take Care of Your New Arrival

      Like most first-time moms, Brittany Shives had high hopes for the birth of her first baby. But just about every one of those plans fell apart when she gave birth nearly 7 weeks before her due date -- and wound up camping out in the hospital parking lot while her newborn daughter remained in the neon

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    8. Tips for Bottle-Feeding Your Baby on the Go

      Baby's first outing: It's a milestone that you don't hear much about because it's more of a feat for the parents to achieve than their infants. It doesn't matter if you take your baby to the park for an afternoon, to the beach for a week, or clear across the country. You'll need to be ready to feed

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    9. Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who breast-feed may have healthier-looking arteries years later, compared with those who bottle-feed their babies, a new study finds. It has long been reported that breast-feeding is the healthiest option for ba

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    10. Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits for Kids

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more babies breast-feed, the less likely it is that they will develop any kind of misalignment in their teeth later on, a new study shows. But pacifiers can negate some of that potential benefit, even if the children are

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