Mark and Mary Gundrum’s baby boy had a unique smile. Dominic had a cleft that made it seem like he was smiling twice. And though rare, the smiles had the capacity to charm everyone. But combined with the cleft, the little boy also had a condition where his brain tissue created a gold ball like formation on his face.
Tag: "Baby’s health"
In a move that should have happened many years ago, the FDA has finally banned BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups. Fortunately most major manufacturers stopped using the toxic plastic in their bottles, teethers, sippy cups and toys 3 years ago after Canada announced that they were considering pulling juvenile products that had BPA in them off of shelves.
In the United States, many insurance companies have stopped paying for the cost of male circumcision at birth. This has been partially due to the “lack of medical necessity,” and because circumcision is not routinely recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Because of the lack of coverage, many parents, left with the option to either go without a circumcision or pay cash, are choosing to go without.
Researchers in the Netherlands have found a potential link between low levels of vitamin D, at birth, and increased risk of RSV lung infections.
Stem cells; is there anything they can’t do? Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have begun human experiments with a technique to transplant a mother’s healthy stem cells into her unborn child.
According to researchers out of Greece, breastfeeding gives infants a immune system boost the helps them to fight off infections better. Even health care and vaccines could not compete with the health benefits of breastfeeding.
As many as 910 infants have been reported as infected with whooping cough in California this year, the highest number reported in the last 50 years. California is now declaring it an epidemic throughout the state.
When infants are born by cesarean section they miss receiving important good bacteria from their mothers. Missing this, according to Professor Patricia Conway, leaves them more vulnerable to health problems such as asthma and allergies.