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Does Breastfeeding Make Moms Smarter?

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The latest study performed by sociologists at Brigham Young University found a major clue that tells the story about why breastfed babies are so smart: Their moms! (Duh.) Led by Ben Gibbs, researchers are Brigham Young found that there are two major parenting skills that help give babies the notable cognitive boost: The... read more

Recall Alert! Plum Organics World Baby Pouch Products

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Make way for another recall! The FDA announced that Plum Organics voluntarily recalled two varieties of its World Baby line of pouch products. The products were recalled because of periodic damage made to the plastic spouts on the pouches during manufacturing. Here’s what you need to know:

There is a possibility that spouts could loosen, detach...

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Find Out Why Researchers Are Warning Moms Against Buying White Noise Machines for Baby

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According to new research, those white noise machines designed to soothe baby to sleep may not be safe for his hearing. Led by Dr. Blake Papsin, the lead researcher of the study and chief otolaryngologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, a team of researchers tested 14... read more

New Study Says Breastfeeding Benefits Are ‘Overrated': What Do You Think?

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Have you heard that the benefits of breastfeeding baby may not actually be "benefits" at all? Researchers from Ohio State University led by Cynthia Colen, the assistant professor of sociology, found that when siblings raised in the same family were fed differently (meaning one was breastfed, the other wasn't), the long-term health results... read more

9 Simple Steps to Setting Up A Montessori-Style Toddler Bedroom

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There was a time when I thought I had all the details worked out in regards to my son's nursery. Then we sold our house and moved across town into another one which put me back at square one. It was a little daunting at first, but I soon began to realize...

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Should Hospitals Ban Formula from the Maternity Ward?

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Though some hospitals have already banned formula from the maternity ward, new research performed by UC Davis found that mothers who feed their newborns formula in the hospital are less likely to fully breastfeed their babies -- and are more likely to quit breastfeeding early. The research, titled In-Hospital Formula Shortens Breastfeeding Duration,... read more

Mexico Bans These Outrageous Baby Names: See the List!

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Thinking about naming your baby Facebook? Uh, well, sorry, mom. Mexican officials in Sonora, which boarders the US state of Arizona, have banned 61 baby names in an effort to keep incredibly "unique" monikers out of schools (to prevent bullying). The law, which went into effect on Monday, is all part of Sonora state Civil... read more

New Moms Are at Risk for a Scary Condition: Symptoms to Watch For

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New research found that moms are at a higher risk for blood clots up to 12 weeks after delivery. The study, presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, more than doubles the amount of time that mothers were thought to be in danger of the life-threatening postpartum condition. Typical medical opinion... read more

New Guidelines Say to Use Fluoride Toothpaste On Baby

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A new report from the American Dental Association says that parents shouldn't wait until baby turns two to start brushing his teeth with fluoride toothpaste. The policy change advises that parents use a rice-grain size smear on baby's first front teeth, moving up to pea-sized smears once  toddlers reach the age of three. The... read more

Human Breast Milk Saves Puppy’s Life

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Woman Breastfeeds Puppy To Save Its Life.” It sounds like a headline dragged straight from the trashiest of grocery store checkout line gossip rags, but apparently, this one is true. A woman, who prefers to remain anonymous, told news outlets in her Colorado home town that she was fostering a litter of orphaned... read more