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    1. Breastfeeding May Cut Infection Risk for Babies

      Sept. 27, 2010 -- Exclusively breastfed babies have fewer and less severe infections as infants regardless of the standard of health care or vaccinations they receive, according to a new study. But partially breastfed babies may not enjoy these protective effects. "Exclusive breastfeeding helps prot

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    2. Recall of Similac Powdered Baby Formula

      Editor's note: This recall happened in 2010.  Sept. 22, 2010 -- Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories says it is recalling about 5 million containers of its top-selling Similac powdered infant formula due to possible contamination by beetles or larvae of the bugs. Abbott spokeswoman Melissa Brotz tells

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    3. 3 Out of 4 New Moms Breastfeed

      Sept. 13, 2010 -- Three out of four new mothers in the U.S. start out breastfeeding their newborns, but less than half are still breastfeeding by the time their babies are 6 months old. A new nationwide report from the CDC shows the percentage of new mothers who initiate breastfeeding at birth is ri

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    4. Timing of Delivery May Affect Cerebral Palsy Risk

      Aug. 31, 2010 -- Babies delivered at 37 or 38 weeks -- or at 42 weeks or later -- are at increased risk for cerebral palsy compared to those born at 40 weeks, a study shows. Still, the absolute risk of developing cerebral palsy is considered extremely low. The study is published in the Sept. 1 issue

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    5. Breastfeeding May Lower Moms' Diabetes Risk

      Aug. 27, 2010 -- Breastfeeding for a month or longer appears to reduce a woman's risk of getting diabetes later in life, according to a new study. The breastfeeding and diabetes link has been reported in other studies, according to researcher Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, assistant professor of medicin

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    6. Probiotics May Reduce Crying From Colic

      Aug. 16, 2010 -- A probiotic supplement may be an option for parents trying to soothe a colicky baby, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Turin, Italy, found that a few daily drops of Lactobacillus reuteri, a bacterium that can help improve digestion, significantly reduced c

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    7. Many Car Seat Injuries Occur Outside the Car

      July 6, 2010 -- Car seats are supposed to protect infants from injury during a traffic accident, but they can increase the risk for injury when used inappropriately outside of the car, such as in the home or in a shopping cart, according to a new study. Shital N. Parikh, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon a

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    8. More Than 2 Million Cribs Recalled by 7 Manufacturers

      June 24, 2010 -- More than 2 million cribs are being recalled by Evenflo, Delta, and five other manufacturers. The recall swells to about 9 million the number of drop-side cribs recalled in the last five years, says Consumer Reports safety expert Don Mays. "They outsource the manufacture of these cr

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    9. Breastfeeding 4-6 Months Lowers Babies' Illness Risk

      June 21, 2010 -- Babies who are breastfed exclusively for the first four months of life and partially thereafter have a reduced risk of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, but six months on the breast alone is even better, new research indicates. Researchers in the Netherlands analyzed ques

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    10. Sugar Water Eases Vaccine Pain for Babies

      May 27, 2010 -- We know that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and now new research shows it may also take some of the ouch out of your infant's routine shots. The findings, which appear in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, show that infants up to 1 year of age shed fewer tears and

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