baby health

New Recommendations Say Babies Should Start on Highly Allergenic Foods Sooner — Moms, Will You?

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In the crazy, confusing and exhausting world of food allergies, new recommendations have been made. Now, parents of babies between 4 and 6 months are advised to introduce highly allergenic foods such as peanut butter, eggs and fish to their developing children. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) released an article in... Read more

Breastfeeding and a Vaginal Birth Could Keep Your Newborn Healthier, Study Says

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A new study led by Anita Kozyrskyj, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that babies born by C-section had a different set of microbes in their digestive tracts than babies who were born vaginally. Additionally, the study also determined that breastfed babies had a different makeup of bacteria... Read more

Texas Quintuplets Finally Come Home!

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Make way for not one, not two -- but five! -- happy, healthy babies! A Texas family, Gavin and Carrie Jones, welcomed quintuplets into the world on August 9th and the happy family brought home the last of their quints this week! Carrie and Gavin, also parents to a 9-year-old son named Issac,... Read more

Home Remedies That Work! Here’s How to Keep Baby Healthy

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Here are a handful of home remedies that will help you soothe your sick child during cold and flu season. Your young child has a bad cold and you’re struggling to make her more comfortable -- you go to the medicine cabinet to find something to provide relief but quickly realize you have... Read more

Caring for a Sick Baby: Tips and Tricks All Moms Should Know

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It's January and my 8-month-old is on his second cold of the season. It hasn't been anything serious - just your average, run-of-the-mill cold: fever, fussiness, runny nose and coughing. And while it hasn't been unbearable, oh, how I wish it would it would just end end! There were several things that I wasn't prepared... Read more

Dealing With Baby Health Scares

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Our son was born with a case of jaundice bad enough to send us home from the hospital with a bili-blanket to fight it off. Luckily, we only needed to use it for a few days before his enzyme levels were better. (He also got a black eye from delivery, but it didn't hurt... Read more

Moms, It’s Time For Flu Shots

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Heads up moms and moms-to-be! It's that time of year again. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new flu vaccine that will be used during the 2012-2013 season. Each year the FDA, in conjunction with  the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study influenza virus samples and global... Read more

New Reason to Get a Dog: Baby May Get Sick Less

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Do you tote antibacterial wipes in your diaper bag? A new study may convince you to swap out the sanitizer for a house pet. In the Finnish study, published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers studied nearly 400 babies from birth throughout their first year. They focused on the respiratory health of the infants in... Read more

Mom Finds Out Her Baby Has a Rare Condition on Facebook

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Are people using Facebook to diagnose illnesses? Well, not exactly, but a British mom found out that her baby had a rare condition that could cause brain damage from a stranger on Facebook. According to Fox News, Charlotte Dent found out that her six-month-old son, George, had trigonocephaly, which can cause blindness, learning disabilities... Read more

SIDS Risk Factors You Haven’t Heard

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It’s widely known that parents should put sleeping babies on their backs to reduce the risk of SIDS, but there are other causes of SIDS that are less recognized, but harmful, too. According to a new study in Pediatrics, SIDS-related deaths are down after the Back-to-Sleep program was initiated, but there are multiple SIDS... Read more