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Doctors Said This Baby Girl Would Never Crawl — but What She Did Was Even Better (WATCH!)

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As a baby, Eden Grace Nagle was diagnosed with a chromosomal deletion that meant she would probably never crawl, or walk. Her doctors, wanting to prepare the new parents for what Eden's life would be like, told Michelle Nagle and her husband that it was unknown whether or not their baby girl would ever be... read more

Probiotics Probably Won’t Soothe Baby’s Colic — What to Try Instead

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New findings from a study published in the journal BMJ found that giving colicky babies probiotics most likely won't help his condition. Even though colic affects about 20 percent of babies, researchers don't yet understand exactly what causes it. Previous studies had linked probiotics as a way to soothe baby's colic, but the latest... read more

Is Baby’s Crib Mattress Safe? Here’s What You Need to Know

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A brand new analysis of 20 new and old crib mattresses sold in the US, containing polyurethane foam and polyester foam padding, release significant amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to baby's health. The study, led by a team of environmental engineers from the University of Texas as Austin, read more

Should You Circumcise? Study Offers Another New Finding In the Circumcision Debate

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A new study, just published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found that the benefits of male circumcision to health exceed the risks by over 100 to 1, with the rate of circumcised baby boys up 81 percent in the last decade alone. Led by Brian Morris, professor at the School of Medical Sciences... read more

Latest Breastfeeding Benefit Means Great Things for Baby’s Longterm Health

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The latest analysis from a cohort formed to anaylze the effects of breastfeeding on baby's health found that breastfeeding baby at and after two years old will help reduce his risk of obesity when he's 20 years old. Pretty awesome, huh? Led by Marie Françoise Rolland-Cacher and her colleagues at the Nutritional Epidemiology... read more

Kourtney Kardashian Admits That Attachment Parenting Came Naturally To Her

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Kourtney Kardashian loves being a mom to her children Mason and Penelope, and spoke out about using the controversial attachment parenting method in Redbook's April issue. "It's what came naturally to me; I didn't plan it. When I had Mason, I just felt really attached to him and wanted to bring him everywhere. He ended... read more

US Autism Rates Increase Again

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that US autism rates have increased -- again, noting that now 1 in every 68 US kids have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum disorder. The report highlights the American Academy of Pediatrics ongoing and urgent effort to get culturally sensitive screening and access to effective interventions... read more

Mom’s Honest Breastfeeding Pic Goes Viral and Is Met With Harsh Criticism

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Breastfeeding is not only one of the hardest things a new mom can do, it's also one of the most beautiful -- but not in a necessarily traditional glamorous way. Arizona mom of twins, Sky Boucher, proved that point by posting an unapologetic photo on Facebook that's created a stir of controversy and has gone viral. Sky... read more

This Mom’s Supply of Breast Milk Broke the Guinness World Record

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If you've ever thought that you've pumped so much breast milk that no other woman could have possibly pumped as much as you (which is definitely a common feeling), you've still got a ways to go before you catch up to Amelia Boomker. The Bolingbrook, Illinois, mom of four just broke the Guinness World Record... read more

A Message from Michelle Obama for The Bump Moms (Really!)

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Back when Barack and I were expecting our first daughter, we were overwhelmed with so many emotions: excitement, wonder, hope… and occasional moments of panic at the prospect of bringing this little person into the world. We had all the usual first-time parent worries: How would we balance the needs of our growing family with... read more