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The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals February 13, 2017

Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

Preemies Bombarded With Noise in First Weeks of Life February 09, 2017

But private rooms may not be the solution, study suggests

Dressing Baby for a Safe Winter Drive February 05, 2017

Avoid bulky clothing, American Academy of Pediatrics says

Curbing Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Not Lower Risk for Complications January 27, 2017

Study found no benefit, suggesting that obesity's effects on a pregnancy may begin before conception

Risk of Death Due to Birth Defects Higher If Baby Covered by Medicaid January 26, 2017

Researchers call for better efforts to reduce such tragedies, regardless of family's insurance status

Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors January 24, 2017

Sensors in infant clothing that track 'vitals' can cause unnecessary alarm, report says

Most Cow's Milk Baby Formulas Don't Up Risk of Type 1 Diabetes January 19, 2017

But one type of formula may be linked to greater chances if given in week 1, study suggests

For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try January 17, 2017

Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers say

How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness January 12, 2017

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut in High-Risk Infants January 05, 2017

Change in allergy recommendations based on results of groundbreaking trial

Health Care Spending for U.S. Kids Jumped 56 Percent in Less Than 20 Years December 27, 2016

Preventive services in childhood create healthier adults, researcher says

Home Visits Can Help New Parents December 26, 2016

Study finds programs reduce ER trips and doctor appointments

More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear December 23, 2016

In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

Short Course of Antibiotics Not Best for Kids' Ear Infections December 21, 2016

10 days of the medication was twice as effective, study finds

Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say December 21, 2016

New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

Don't Forget Child Safety When Traveling for the Holidays December 21, 2016

Nearly 1 in 7 parents of toddlers don't bring a car seat for travel rides, poll finds

Baby Crib Ads Show Unsafe Practices, Study Says December 20, 2016

Fluffy toys, tummy-sleeping and bumper pads are linked to sudden infant death syndrome

Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain December 19, 2016

Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3 December 14, 2016

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

Study Shows How Zika Attacks Infant Brain December 13, 2016

Virus can copy itself thousands of times, persist for more than 7 months

Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC December 13, 2016

Researchers credit improvements in federal food assistance program, awareness of childhood obesity

Rural Hospitals See Surge in Opioid-Dependent Babies December 12, 2016

Cases have skyrocketed because of widespread maternal drug abuse, study says

How to Ease the Pain of Infant Vaccinations December 12, 2016

Three-pronged approach includes anesthetic cream, researchers say

'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood December 12, 2016

Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC December 09, 2016

Study suggests the scourge of microcephaly tied to the mosquito-borne virus is no longer limited to Brazil

Babies' Marijuana Exposure Evident in Their Pee December 09, 2016

Parents should reduce harmful secondhand smoke exposure, researcher says

Teething Tips From Dental Specialists December 08, 2016

Cool, but not frozen, items may ease your baby's discomfort

More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed December 08, 2016

All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

Drug Might Help Some Babies With Rare, Fatal Disease December 07, 2016

Spinal muscular atrophy is typically lethal within 2 years, but new treatment offers hope

Rare Infant Seizure Disorder Often Missed December 06, 2016

Parents, doctors may not recognize infantile spasms early enough to prevent brain damage, study finds

Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed? December 06, 2016

Study suggests that possibility, review authors say, but more research needed to confirm findings

A Dirty Little Secret: Hand-Washing Spotty Among Day Care Staffers December 01, 2016

Arkansas study finds just 22 percent follow recommended hygiene procedures

Tracking Blood Sugar in Pregnancy Might Lower Heart Defect Risk for Baby November 14, 2016

Study strengthens tie between gestational diabetes and these congenital anomalies

How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts November 11, 2016

New guidelines coming soon from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome November 09, 2016

Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure

Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus November 01, 2016

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

Big $ Spent Marketing Not-So-Healthy Baby, Toddler Foods: Study November 01, 2016

Of concern are liquid supplements, toddler milk and sweetened snacks, researcher says

Docs: Infants Should Share Parents' Room to Help Prevent SIDS October 24, 2016

Sleeping nearby -- but not in same bed -- advised for first year, pediatricians' group says

Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks October 19, 2016

A suitable interval, plus proper nutrition, key to ensuring healthy mom and baby, study finds

Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive October 18, 2016

They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies October 14, 2016

Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister October 13, 2016

Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom October 12, 2016

Mothers are often doing household chores, but dads get more play time with the kids, study finds

Day Care Doesn't Encourage Weight Gain in Kids October 10, 2016

After other factors were weighed, analysis found no link

Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study October 07, 2016

Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations October 06, 2016

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

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

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