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  1. New Insight on Benefits of Breastfeeding

    Dec. 22, 2010 -- Although women have been breastfeeding for generations and groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a child’s life, researchers are finally beginning to get a better handle on exactly what makes breast milk uniqu

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  2. Breastfed Kids May Get Higher Test Scores

    Dec. 20, 2010 -- Breastfeeding babies for longer than six months may give them a brain boost that lasts well into their school years, a new study suggests, and this benefit may be particularly important for boys. The study, which was published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, found that 10-year-old

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  3. Predigested Formula May Prevent Diabetes in at-Risk Infants

    Nov. 11, 2010 – For the first time, a study suggests that a change in diet can influence the process leading to type 1 diabetes in infants at high risk for the disease. There's no proof that the dietary change -- using a predigested infant formula instead of normal formula when a mother stops breast

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  4. Breastfeeding Moms Don't Sleep Less

    Nov. 9, 2010 -- New mothers who breastfeed their infants don't lose any more sleep than their formula-feeding counterparts, according to a new study. Researchers found that women who breastfed their newborns got as much sleep during the night and were neither more nor less tired during the day than

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  5. Most Babies Sleep Through Night at 3 Months

    Oct. 25, 2010 -- There's light at the end of the sleep-deprived tunnel for parents of newborns. By age 3 months, and sometimes as early as 2 months, most infants are sleeping through the night, according to a new study, although their sleeping hours may not exactly match those of their parents early

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  6. Hyland's Teething Tablets Recalled for Poisoning Risk

    Oct. 25, 2010 -- The FDA says some infants who took Hyland Teething Tablets show signs of belladonna poisoning. The product is being recalled. Consumers should immediately stop using and discard Hyland's Teething Tablets. The tablets, a homeopathic remedy, are supposed to contain vanishingly small a

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  7. Cribs Recalled, Most Sold at Kmart

    Oct. 22, 2010 -- About 40,000 drop-side cribs, including 34,000 Heritage cribs sold only at Kmart, have been recalled over entrapment, suffocation, and fall hazards. No children have died, but there have been 23 reported injuries from the cribs in the latest recall. The danger is that the cribs' dro

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  8. 4 Baby Deaths Spur Graco Stroller Recall

    Oct. 20, 2010 -- The strangulation deaths of four babies has led Graco to recall 2 million Quattro and MetroLite brand strollers. The deaths aren't recent. They occurred between 2003 and 2005. That bothers Donald Mays, senior director of product safety for Consumer Reports. "This troubles me very mu

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  9. Sleep-Position Devices for Babies Are Risky

    Sept. 29, 2010 -- The FDA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have issued a joint warning against the use of sleep-positioning devices designed for babies. The devices have caused 12 infant deaths over the past 13 years. “Our goal is to make sure parents and caregivers are aware of the

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  10. 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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