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  1. Expert Q&A: Crying and Colic

    Why is my baby crying? Could it be colic? What can I do? These are questions just about every new parent has. To get the answers, WebMD spoke with Renee A. Alli, MD, a mother and pediatrician in Dunwoody, GA. Here, Alli explains the ups and downs of fussy babies, including what may rev up your infan

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  2. Q&A With Ali Wentworth

    From her unforgettable turn in Seinfeld as Jerry's "Schmoopie" and her 3 years as an on-air correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, to film roles in It's Complicated and Jerry Maguire, actress Ali Wentworth can be counted on to make you laugh until it hurts to breathe. Her new book, Happily Ali Af

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  3. Does Parent Stress Affect Baby?

    Ever heard this saying? “When mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” That saying can ring true because your baby’s feelings are likely to mirror yours. People say babies are like sponges. They soak up information from the world around them and learn things at a fast pace. They’re also watching you.

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  4. Infant Gas: How to Prevent and Treat It

    Babies can be pretty gassy. It’s common for them to pass gas 13-21 times each day! Why so gassy? Infants have plenty of opportunities to swallow air, like when they: Feed from a breast or bottle Suck a pacifier Cry So how can you tell if it's gas or something else? "If your baby is generally happy a

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  5. Pacifiers: In or Out?

    Parents have relied on pacifiers for ages to calm crying infants. But are they really right for your baby? Here’s a look at the plusses and pitfalls. Some of the good things pacifiers can do for your baby -- and you -- include: Lower risk of SIDS. Pacifier use during naps or nighttime can prevent su

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  6. How to Be a Better Father to Your Son

    As a dad, you're a role model for your son. You show him how to be a man -- and how not to be. "Your son's masculinity will be shaped by how involved you are," confirms psychologist Michael J. Diamond, PhD, author of My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Liv

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  7. 8 Tummy Time Tips for Your Baby

    As a new parent, you’ve no doubt been told by your doctor to always put your baby on his back every time he sleeps or naps. So you might not realize that it's also important for your little one to spend some time on his belly while wide awake. "Tummy time is when your infant lays on his (or) her sto

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  8. Top 10 Parenting Tips

    Parenting advice changes so often that it's easy to feel like you're doing it wrong no matter what. But Laura Markham, PhD, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids, has her own tips that have nothing to do with choosing between grounding and the time-out chair. Instead, they're all about your relation

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  9. Q&A With Debi Mazar

    If Debi Mazar was a brand, the Ultimate New Yorker might be it. She's the Martin Scorsese alum who ran with Madonna on the Lower East Side during their salad days, and the East Coast transplant who went on to rule Hollywood as the wildly cursing, take-no-prisoners publicist Shauna Roberts in HBO's E

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  10. 9 Breast-Milk Pumping Tips for New Moms

    When you’re a mom who breastfeeds, there may be times you need to be away from your baby. That’s when a breast pump comes in handy! It lets you store milk your little one can drink later, and it signals your body to keep making milk. Never pumped before? These tips will make it easier.   If you’re n

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