Breastfeeding mothers are commonly told not to introduce pacifiers to their infants because it can cause them to have issues with feeding. But a new study suggests this may not be the case. Are pacifiers as bad as they are made out to be?
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Summer is a mom of three, living life in the slow lane along historic Route 66. She writes, homeschools, gardens, and is still trying to learn how to knit.
Most doctors will tell you that breast milk is the best thing for a premature baby to have. For very tiny preemies, the milk is often fortified with additional protein to help increase growth. However, a new study suggests that this boost may not improve preemie weight gain after all.
Spring is almost here for many in the US and with it parents are getting ready to send their children back outside to jump in puddles and play in the sun. Before the weather really starts to get warm, take some time to make sure to inspect your children’s outside toys and make sure they are play-ready for your kids.
A new study on the emotional lives of new dads has found that men can suffer from postpartum depression also. The large study highlights the need for men to be screened for depression as well as mothers after the birth of a new baby.
Melissa Dicus was already panicking when she gave birth on the side of the highway just two exits away from the nearest hospital. But when her newborn turned blue and started struggling to breath she became even more upset. That’s when a state trooper came in the help get the baby breathing again.
Where to put your baby down to sleep is a long-time controversy for experts and parents. Some say cribs are the only safe place for a baby to sleep, while others say sleeping next to parents is the best. One child expert is bucking the common advice given by joining the cosleeping bandwagon.
We are one week closer to Spring, and there is a lot blooming up around the web. There is so much going on it is hard to contain it all under one roof. Parents are getting ready for the warm weather, and many kids already dreaming of summer with all the fun that comes with it. While you are relaxing, check out these top stories to see how parents in other parts of the woods are doing.
According to a new study, babies can remember the melodies of music played for them while they were in the womb. This study helps scientists understand better how infants respond to sounds heard in the womb as they develop.
A Virgin Blue flight attendant was fired after allegations that the attendant locked a small toddler in the overhead baggage compartment. According to the mom, the toddler is still suffering from anxiety from the incident months later.
In the US, an estimated 11 percent of 2-year-olds and 44 percent of 5-year-olds have cavities. Many of them come from low income families who cannot afford preventative dental care. That is where North Carolina has stepped into with their new program “Into the Mouths of Babes.”
Smoking during pregnancy comes with an assortment of risks and health issues. Research may have found one more. Infants who were exposed to smoke during the early months of pregnancy have a higher heart defect risk than those who were not.