March 24, 2014: When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow
Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

March 17, 2014: TV, Computer Time Tied to Heavier, Less Happy Kids: Study
Parents can help reduce screen time, experts say

March 06, 2014: Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

March 05, 2014: Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery
Increasing intake of healthy foods more important than eliminating unhealthy foods, study finds

February 27, 2014: Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests
Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

February 18, 2014: Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later
Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

February 17, 2014: Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat
When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom, researchers say

February 03, 2014: Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

January 16, 2014: Postpartum Depression Often Linked to Long-Term Woes, Review Suggests
Doctors urged to consider psychological history of mothers-to-be

January 14, 2014: Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Later Nicotine Addiction in Daughters
40-year study did not find similar risk in sons

December 20, 2013: Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study
Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

December 18, 2013: Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

December 16, 2013: Youngest Child Often Not as Small as Mother Thinks
Study might explain why 'baby of the family' label persists

December 13, 2013: Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?
Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

December 11, 2013: Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

December 04, 2013: Less Physical Activity, More TV for Today's Moms, Study Finds
This generation is less active than mothers in 1960s, researchers say

November 18, 2013: Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies
Study also found waiting until 17 weeks to introduce solids is key

November 15, 2013: Working Moms Spend More Time Parenting Than Dads: Study
But fathers also 'highly involved' with their babies, researchers say

November 11, 2013: Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says
Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

October 28, 2013: Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

October 21, 2013: Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study
Nearly three-quarters of samples from an Internet milk-sharing site contained microbes that could make a baby sick

October 08, 2013: A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies
Private talk sessions with a NICU nurse improved new mothers' depression, self-esteem

October 03, 2013: Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study
Research adds to other health hazards of tobacco smoke exposure in the womb

September 27, 2013: Over-Involved Mothers Tied to Women's Poor Eating, Body Attitudes, Study Says
Surveys also suggested connection to weak social skills in daughters

September 24, 2013: Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding
But suffocation risk outweighs benefit of moms sleeping with infants, experts say

September 23, 2013: Breast-Feeding Problems Common for First-Time Moms
They need support after hospital discharge, study recommends

September 20, 2013: 'Intensifed' Global Effort Needed to Further Cut Child Deaths: Report
While mortality rates are dropping among children under 5, researchers says more could be done

August 26, 2013: Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing

August 22, 2013: Mom's Genes May Play Part in How Children Age
Mouse study suggests mutations in maternal DNA in 'power plants' of cells mean kids may age more quickly

August 22, 2013: Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby
Study found same beneficial strains in the guts of mother and child, as well as in breast milk

August 12, 2013: Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity
Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8

August 06, 2013: Postpartum Depression Risk May Rise for New Moms in Big Cities
Lack of social support can contribute to condition, study authors say

August 06, 2013: Mother's Personality Influences Breast-Feeding Decision, Study Finds
Introverted, anxious moms may need extra support, researcher says

August 05, 2013: Economic Recession Tied to 'Harsh' Parenting From Mothers
But study only found effect for those with specific type of gene

July 29, 2013: Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child, Study Suggests
Benefits for children seen at 3 years, 7 years

July 26, 2013: Overnight Separation From Mother Linked to Weaker Infant Bond
With joint custody common, study findings matter, researcher says

July 24, 2013: Very Preterm Babies May Have Trouble Bonding With Parents
Study authors say parenting problems are not the cause

July 24, 2013: Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids
But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

July 07, 2013: Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production: Study
Findings could have implications for prediabetic mothers, researchers say

July 01, 2013: Even Younger Babies 'Prep' Themselves to Be Picked Up
By 2 months of age, most respond to their parents' cues, study showed

June 28, 2013: U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC
Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says

June 19, 2013: Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms
They showed fewer signs of emotional problems if they weren't cared for solely by their mother

June 13, 2013: Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong
Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

June 11, 2013: More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains
MRI study showed increased growth in areas related to language, emotional function, motor skills

June 03, 2013: Infant Care May Help Explain Race-Linked Obesity Gap
Black, Hispanic infants in study had solid foods sooner, more sugary drinks, less sleep

May 13, 2013: A Little Formula Might Help Breast-Feeding for Some Babies
Early study looked at newborns who were losing weight

April 30, 2013: Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies
Supplements helped infants meet recommended blood levels to support bone health

April 19, 2013: Breast-Fed Kids May Have Low Iron Levels, Study Finds
Complementary foods should include iron-rich items, experts say

April 18, 2013: Why Carrying Your Baby Calms Him
This quieting effect is an evolutionary win-win, study finds

March 29, 2013: Pregnant Women Under Stress May Be at Higher Risk for Stillbirth
Support for stress should be part of prenatal care, study author says