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Photo Series Captures Moms With Their Day-Old Newborns

mom holding newbornJenny Lewis
It's hard to describe the range of emotions that a mother feels on the very first day with her baby. So instead of putting it into words, London-based photographer Jenny Lewis spent five years capturing it on film. Lewis started the project by posting leaflets around the London borough of Hackney, offering a free... Read more

Does the Newborn Heel Prick Test Pose Privacy Concerns?

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Right after birth, babies quickly have their heels pricked. A few drops of blood are collected on a card with your child's name and taken to the lab to be tested for approximately 40 genetic diseases. But what happens next? That card typically goes into long-term storage, where it may later be retrieved and given to medical... Read more

Indiana Considers 'Baby Boxes' for Unwanted Newborns

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They don't look too inviting, but these metal boxes could mean the difference between life and death for some newborns. Pending legislation, these baby boxes might start showing up in Indiana hospitals, fire stations, churches and certain nonprofits. A bill -- already unanimously passed in the House -- just needs to clear the state Senate to make... Read more

10 Ways to Get Ready for Baby’s Birth: A Must-Have List for Soon-to-Be Moms

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Birds do it, and so do cats, apes, and other mammals preparing for birth. Nesting is an instinctual mechanism that prepares your “empty nest” to become full and quite busy for the next 18 years. Nesting is like spring-cleaning on steroids. Organization, cleanliness, and preparation are top priority. Now it’s time to clear some more... Read more

Spotted! Livingston McConaughey Makes His Adorable Photo Debut!

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Looks like Livingston McConaughey is going to be a man of the sun! The 1-month-old baby boy was photographed spending the day at the park with his beautiful mom, Camila Alves, yesterday! The super cute twosome kept things casual, taking in the beautiful 80-degree sights in Austin, Texas. Little Liv joins big brother Levi, 4,... Read more

It’s True! Babies Learn Language While In Utero

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For years and years, soon-to-be parents have asked themselves the same question, "Can baby hear us?" and for just as long the question has gone unanswered. Now, however, researchers have finally come to a conclusion and it's sure to be one that mom and dads-to-be are over the moon about! Newborns are much more attuned the... Read more

Friday Cuteness: Parents Receive Early Christmas Gifts!

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Stop what you're doing right this instant. As we speak, parents are receiving their Christmas gifts a few days early and we just had to share! How adorable are these newborns decked head to toe in holiday cheer? Looks like the nurses at Middle Tennessee Medical Center got into the holiday spirit and dressed up... Read more

Did One of My Kids Get an Unfair Advantage with Breastfeeding?

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When my first child was born (after a grueling 36 hour labor) – he and I were an exhausted, overwhelmed, high strung, nervous mess. I had every intention of breastfeeding, but I had no idea how hard it would be. I latched him on over and over and as he fought me, we’d both just... Read more

Breastfeeding Helps Baby Develop Healthy Bacteria

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Here’s another benefit to breastfeeding: It helps baby develop healthy bacteria in her gut! A new study in Genome Biology found that breastfed infants had more diverse microbes in their guts than infants who were formula-fed. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Diverse microbes? Bacteria? Isn’t that bad” It’s not. If baby has a... Read more

Sign of Postpartum Depression: Waking Up Baby

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Some people say “never wake a sleeping baby,” but some moms actually do this a lot. And that could be a result of postpartum depression. According to a new study from Penn State University published in Child Development, moms with depression symptoms were worried and anxious about their infants’ sleeping habits at night,... Read more