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The Answers to Your Breastfeeding Questions
Aug. 1st through 7th is World Breastfeeding Week — the perfect time to learn a little more about breastfeeding.
Solid Foods, Better Sleep?
Introducing solid foods to your infant's diet before 6 months of age could improve his or her sleep, according to a new study.
3 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
Whether you are trying to have a baby or just thinking about it, informing yourself is a good first step. Here are three tips to get you started:
For Teething Babies, Benzocaine May Pose Risks
When a baby is teething, the first thing most parents want to do is reach for Baby Orajel. But you may want to think twice before using teething products that contain benzocaine.
World's Smallest Mechanical Heart Valve Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of a mechanical heart valve to include a smaller size for use in newborns.
Multiple Vaccines and the Immune System
Infants receiving multiple childhood vaccines based on the routine vaccination schedule did not face an increased risk for infection, according to a new study.
Where Zika Spread, Birth Defects Were More Common
Parts of the United States that had local Zika virus transmission saw an increase in birth defects that have been linked to the virus, a new study found.
Gestational Diabetes and Your Heart Health
Having gestational diabetes during pregnancy could mean you're at risk for other conditions in the future, according to a new study.
How Breastfeeding Affects Diabetes Risk
Women who breastfeed their babies for at least six months may be less likely to develop type 2 diabetes later on, a new study found.
Sleep-Related Infant Deaths Still a Concern
Thousands of sleep-related infant deaths happen each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).