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  1. New Breastfeeding Push at Hospitals

    June 12, 2008 -- Hospitals and birth centers could go further in promoting breastfeeding, the CDC reports. In a new CDC survey, most hospitals and birth centers -- 88% -- say they teach most new moms breastfeeding techniques. But the survey -- completed by more than 2,600 hospitals and birth centers

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  2. Infant Weight Gain May Predict Obesity

    June 9, 2008 -- There is growing evidence that babies who gain weight rapidly during the first few months or years of life may be at increased risk for obesity as they get older. Three new studies, published in the June issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , support the hypothesis tha

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  3. Babies, Tots Low on Vitamin D

    June 2, 2008 -- Many babies and toddlers need to get more vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bones, a new study shows. This isn't the first time that the topic has come up. Since 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended vitamin D supplementation of 200 international units (IU)

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  4. Bacteria May Be Linked to SIDS

    May 29, 2008 -- Bacterial infection has long been suspected of playing a role in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and now new research from the U.K. appears to bolster the theory. Though SIDS is the third leading cause of death among babies before their first birthday, its cause or causes remain

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  5. FDA Warning: Nipple Cream Hurts Babies

    May 27, 2008 -- The FDA is warning consumers not to use or purchase Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream marketed by MOM Enterprises Inc. of San Rafael, Calif., because ingredients in the cream may harm nursing babies. The FDA hasn't gotten any reports of illness linked to the cream. But because of the potent

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  6. Safest Spot for Baby's Car Seat?

    May 7, 2008 -- The safest spot for a baby's car seat is in the center of the back seat rather than on the sides, according to a new study. Although older passengers using seat belts can decide where they sit in a car, researchers point out that a child's seat is determined by where the child-restrai

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  7. 1.3 Million Infants Injured Each Year

    May 6, 2008 -- Every 90 seconds, an injured infant enters a U.S. emergency room, the CDC calculates. Each year an estimated 1.3 million babies sustain nonfatal, accidental injuries serious enough to send them to emergency departments, according to data collected from 2001 through 2004 through a nati

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  8. Group: Few Reasons to Use Soy Formula

    May 5, 2008 -- What's best to feed baby? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, mother's breast milk still rules. However, the group finds that when the majority of infants in North America are 2 months old, they are getting at least some formula. The AAP has released its revised report on

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  9. Does Breastfeeding Boost IQ?

    May 5, 2008 -- Breastfeeding may make your kid more intelligent, according to the latest study on the subject. Exclusive, long-term breastfeeding improves a child's verbal intelligence and other intelligence measures, says researcher Michael S. Kramer, MD, professor of pediatrics, epidemiology and b

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  10. New Baby Leaves Many Parents Clueless

    May 5, 2008 -- If little babies could talk, their first words might not be terms of endearment, but rather something more like "Mommy, get a clue!" Couples are bombarded with information about what to expect when expecting, but new research presented Sunday at the Pediatric Academic Societies meetin

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