Ditching formula, nurseries and pacifiers is supposed to help encourage breastfeeding, but the research is mixed on whether the ‘Baby-Friendly’ approach is best.
A recent study used tiny accelerometers to compare how infants' movement related with their body fat percentage.
Welcome to parenthood! For many of us, parenthood is like being air-dropped into a foreign land, where protohumans rule and communication is performed through cryptic screams and colorful fluids. And to top it off, in this new world, sleep is like gold: precious and rare. (Oh, so precious.)
What’s better to give my child, Tylenol or Advil? Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen? We really shouldn’t be using brand names, but this question comes up often, and just like Kleenex or Band-aid or Post-it, we more often hear parents refer to the brand names than the generic names.
The good news is, the evidence so far is babies almost never get seriously ill from the coronavirus. And even if infected, they may have no symptoms.
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Missing a few forms may not seem like a big deal for the clinics or providers. But it is for their patients and their babies: When a provider doesn’t submit an MPRA for a Medicaid-covered pregnant patient in Baltimore, her child is five times more likely to die before birth or in the first year of life than babies whose providers submit the form,
States that expanded Medicaid saw their black infant health outcomes improve, a study found.
Deep anxiety about the ability to have children later in life plagues many women. But the decline in fertility over the course of a woman’s 30s has been oversold. Here’s what the statistics really tell us—and what they don’t.
Even as they weigh the risks of reopening, the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to put many child care centers out of business.
I can’t do my job and take care of my baby.
A host of high-tech advances are giving newborns a better shot at avoiding a range of ailments. The long-term impact could be profound.
The United States has one of the highest infant-mortality rates in the developed world—but commonly cited statistics oversimplify why so many don't make it to their first birthdays.
What to pay attention to, the kinds of schedules to follow, and what you don’t need to worry about at all.
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Going home with a new baby is exciting, but it can be scary, too. Newborns have many needs, like frequent feedings and diaper changes. Babies can have health issues that are different from older children and adults, like diaper rash and cradle cap.
As you gaze into the eyes of this fragile new being, it hits you: "What have I done?" And, more importantly, "What do I do now?"