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Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study September 20, 2016

Allergy specialist suggests existing guidelines on introducing foods may be outdated

H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk September 19, 2016

Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

'Baby-Led' Weaning Doesn't Raise Choking Risk: Study September 19, 2016

But only give softened 'finger foods' to infants and watch them while they eat, researcher says

What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk September 11, 2016

Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch August 26, 2016

Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say

Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive August 25, 2016

Mom's singing helps stabilize infant breathing

Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows August 24, 2016

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection August 23, 2016

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC August 23, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies get only breast milk for the first 6 months of life

Steroid Treatments May Boost Preemies' Risk of Eye Problems August 19, 2016

Babies with very low birth weights are often given steroids to improve lung function

Early to Bed, Early to Rise a Back-to-School Challenge August 19, 2016

Sleep expert offers parents some advice

Child Dies in Hot Car Almost Once a Week August 17, 2016

Safe Kids Worldwide says little ones' bodies heat up much faster than adults

2 Kids an Hour Hurt in Strollers, Infant Carriers August 17, 2016

About one-third of these were more serious injuries, study finds

Babies Often Put to Sleep in Unsafe Positions August 15, 2016

About 3,500 U.S. infants still succumb to sudden infant death syndrome each year: CDC

Steep Rise in U.S. Babies Born to Opioid-Addicted Mothers August 11, 2016

Cases of 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' quadrupled between 1999 and 2013, CDC says

What Mom-to-Be Eats Determines Bugs in Baby's Gut: Study August 09, 2016

Scientists say finding is key because these microbes play role in immune system development and more

Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study August 04, 2016

Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

Breast-Fed Preemies Do Better on Skills Tests: Study August 03, 2016

Research points up the need to support new mothers' efforts to breast-feed

Babies' Sleep 'Twitching' May Aid Their Development August 02, 2016

Tiny movements help trigger muscle activity, researchers say

Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop July 09, 2016

Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don't take precautions, doctor advises

Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance June 27, 2016

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study June 16, 2016

Suggests a $1 increase linked to 4 percent drop in infant deaths, fewer low birth weight babies

Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen June 16, 2016

For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study June 14, 2016

Improvements seen in function and size 20 years later

Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues? June 07, 2016

Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures, Study Finds June 06, 2016

Doctors might see 1 case every 5 to 10 years, researchers report

Overweight Kids Eat Only a Bit More Per Meal June 03, 2016

Study finds difference is surprisingly small -- just 11 calories on average

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Continues to Fall, Hits New Record Low June 02, 2016

CDC statistics for 2015 show another 8 percent drop

'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies June 02, 2016

Skin condition seems more likely in areas with high mineral content in water, study finds

Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen May 31, 2016

Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns May 31, 2016

'Next-generation gene sequencing' could speed up the time to a diagnosis, study suggests

Doctors Spot New Vision Problems in Babies Struck by Zika May 25, 2016

Finding adds to growing understanding of damage virus causes in these infants, researchers say

What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep May 24, 2016

Two long-recommended methods seem effective and bring no psychological harm, study finds

Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk May 18, 2016

Study supports turnaround in thinking about peanuts, eggs and milk

Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses May 11, 2016

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants May 09, 2016

Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year

Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS May 09, 2016

Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

5 Tips for New Moms May 08, 2016

Talk to a doctor before giving babies any vitamins or medications, FDA says

Babies Not Natural Mimics May 06, 2016

Small study shows they aren't born with the ability to copy others, but they learn quickly

Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk? May 03, 2016

Study suggests a link, but researchers still don't understand the potential mechanisms

Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2 May 03, 2016

Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy April 28, 2016

Study found risk for a leading cause of premature birth began below EPA standards

Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, But Get Fewer Later April 26, 2016

Protective effect seen from preschool to age 6, study says

Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost April 25, 2016

Small study suggests an effect, but just how long it may last is unclear

Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds April 25, 2016

To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say April 25, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely April 21, 2016

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before Birth April 05, 2016

Expert shares timeline for child's dental health

FDA Suggests Limit for Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal April 01, 2016

The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

Antibiotics Don't Boost Baby's Weight: Study March 22, 2016

Contrary to what happens in animals, infection-fighting drugs won't cause excess pounds, researchers say

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