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    1. Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Child Leukemia

      By Carrie Myers HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding -- even for a short time -- may lower a baby's later risk of childhood leukemia, a new study suggests. The researchers found that babies breast-fed for at least six months appear to have a 19 percent lower ris

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    2. When Dad Does Chores, Girls Benefit

      Dads, did you know that doing your part with the dishes, laundry, and other household tasks might help your daughters see unlimited opportunities for their future? Fathers who did their fair share of domestic chores raised daughters who were more likely to dream of careers not limited by stereotypic

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Later Umbilical Cord Clamp May Boost Development

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests. The researchers said postponing the c

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    8. Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who live at very high elevations may have an increased risk of SIDS, a new study suggests. The findings are based on nearly 400,000 Colorado infants born between 2007 and 2012. Babies of families living at an elevation

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    9. 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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    10. 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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