Summer Food Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

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Between BBQs, road trips and beach days, it’s summer time and the livin’s easy, right? Well, not so fast. Having a carefree summer is a bit trickier when you’re pregnant, thanks to elevated hormones and a weakened immune system. Plus, you’re at greater risk for developing certain foodborne illnesses caused by bacteria such as Listeria... Read more

In US Hospitals, Formula Handouts On the Decline

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Fewer hospitals are offering formula to new moms. No, they're not being stingy. They're working to promote breastfeeding. Formula handouts have been on the decline for years, but a new CDC study published in the journal Pediatrics determined that only about a third of hospitals distributed free formula in 2013, compared to nearly three... Read more

Toddler Says Goodbye to Garbage Man BFF

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Who knew garbage day could be so bittersweet? Two-year-old Deacon Ross just greeted his best friend, O Dee, for the last time. The two are an unlikely pairing; O Dee is the garbage man in Deacon's neighborhood. But not for much longer; Deacon's family is moving as they get ready to welcome a new baby.... Read more

Amazon-Branded Baby Food On the Way

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Prime members, rejoice: get ready for Amazon-branded baby food, milk and cereal. Like many stores, the online retailer is expanding its private-label brand, Elements. The line of everyday essentials is available exclusively to Prime members, who pay $99 a year for perks like free two-day shipping. While Elements began with diapers and baby... Read more

Singer Sarah Blackwood Kicked off Plane With Crying Toddler

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Two year olds aren't always going to be on their best behavior, especially during travel. But "I will turn this plane around" is probably not an effective disciplinary technique. That was essentially what United Airlines told singer Sarah Blackwood of Canadian group Walk off the Earth yesterday. The mom, who is seven months pregnant and currently on... Read more

Here's What a C-Section Really Looks Like

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Felicia's maternity photo session was a great package deal. It turned into a birthing shoot as well. The mom-to-be was about halfway through her maternity shoot with Jessica Bender Photography when her water broke. "She looked at me with concern on her face and asked, 'What does it feel like when your Read more

Similac Advance Baby Formula Goes GMO-Free

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For the first time, a major formula brand will be available without genetically modified organisms. Similac Advance, the top commercial baby formula in the country, will be available without GMOs at Target this month. Parent company Abbott says it will begin with a non-GMO version of the Advance formula, and roll out a... Read more

'Paralyzed Bride' Rachelle Friedman Talks New Mom Life

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If you're anything like us, you probably had a ton of questions when you heard Rachelle Friedman Chapman, referred to as the "Paralyzed Bride," welcomed a baby via surrogate last month. From the logistical -- how does she hold her daughter? -- to the emotional -- is she still friends with the girl who playfully pushed... Read more

Why You Might Want to Ask Your Doctor to Wait Before Cutting Baby's Cord

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Though it's been a hot topic for years, new research may seriously influence how long you and your partner wait before cutting baby's umbilical cord. A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found that while there's no different in IQ, children whose cords were cut more than three minutes after birth had slightly higher... Read more

SIDS Slightly Linked to Elevation, Study Finds

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Babies who live at higher elevations may be at a higher risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, a new study finds. How high are we talking? Any elevation 8,000 feet or more above sea level. But if you call this height home, there's no need to pack up just yet. "The absolute risk... Read more