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  1. Metal in Infant Formula Prompts Recall

    Feb. 22, 2006 -- A batch of Gentlease powdered infant formula is being recalled due to metal particles in a portion of that batch of formula. The recall only applies to 24-ounce cans with the batch code BMJ19 on the bottom of the can, states a news release from the formula's maker, Mead Johnson Nutr

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  2. Death Prompts Renewed Crib Recall

    Feb. 10, 2006 -- Parents and caregivers are being asked to take another look at their baby's crib after a recalled crib has been linked to a child's death. The 19-month-old baby from Oregon died on Jan. 6, 2006, after two of the mattress supports slats came out of his Aspen 3 in 1 Crib, which had be

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  3. Longer SIDS Risk for Premature Babies

    Feb. 7, 2006 -- Premature babies may be at risk for SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) longer than full-term babies, a new study shows. SIDS is the sudden, unexpected death of a baby less than 1 year old with no explanation from a thorough investigation. The new study, published in the Annals of Ep

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  4. Infants and Antidepressant Withdrawal

    Feb. 6, 2006 -- There is growing evidence that babies born to mothers who take antidepressants during pregnancy often experience symptoms of drug withdrawal shortly after birth. In a new study from Israel, about one out of three newborn infants exposed to antidepressants in the womb showed signs of

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  5. 3 Baby Walkers Recalled

    Feb. 3, 2006 -- Three different baby walkers are being recalled for safety reasons. The recalled baby walkers can fit through a standard doorway and aren't designed to stop at the edge of a step. "Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed," states a news release from the U.S. Con

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  6. Infection Worry Spurs Teether Recall

    Jan. 31, 2006 -- The FDA and The First Years, a subsidiary of RC2 Corporation, have announced a voluntary recall of liquid-filled infant teethers due to a possible bacterial contamination of the liquid inside. The fluid inside the teethers may be contaminated with bacteria known as Pseudomonas aerug

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  7. SIDS Cases Rise During Winter

    Jan. 18, 2006 -- Don't cover babies with extra blankets or clothes during winter because of the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). That advice comes from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The number of

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  8. New Tip to Help Babies Avoid SIDS

    Jan. 17, 2006 -- Parents and babies shouldn't sleep together on the same couch, according to a new study on SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). The study shows a rise in SIDS deaths among babies who shared a couch with a sleeping parent. "Although the reason for the rise in deaths when a parent sle

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  9. CDC Lists Top 6 Types of Birth Defects

    Jan. 5, 2006 -- New numbers from the CDC show America's leading types of birth defects. Birth defects of the face and mouth -- specifically, cleft palate and cleft lip -- were most common. Every year, more than 6,700 babies are born with one or both of those treatable conditions. Down syndrome, a ge

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  10. Pacifiers May Protect Babies From SIDS

    Dec. 8, 2005 -- Sleeping with a pacifier may help prevent SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). The finding appears in BMJ Online First. It comes about two months after the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended pacifier use as one of its guidelines for SIDS prevention . SIDS is the sudden, unexp

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