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Putting baby to bed on their backside has long been toted as a good parenting technique for the prevention of SIDS.  And while fatalities from sudden infant death syndrome have certainly decreased, a worrying side effect is now on the rise. Roughly 1 in 5 infants under the age of 6 months develop a positional skull […]

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neonatal intensive care journal

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healthy breastfeeding

Dr. Katie Hinde, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University, is no stranger to the benefits of breastfeeding.  “The milk that a mammalian mother produces for her young is a complete and comprehensive diet,” Hinde, and her coauthor, J Bruce German, stated in their 2012 paper on breast milk, a view supported by the […]

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A government study measuring national obesity rates has found that the number of overweight preschoolers has shrank by 43% in the last decade. While obesity remains an epidemic among older generations, it seems that 2- to 5-year-old Americans are beginning a new trend of health-conscious eating and responsible weight gain.  Encouragingly, this pattern may spark countrywide change, […]

protect and soothe through language

The sound of a mother’s voice is instinctively attractive to a newborn baby, a reassuring and encouraging balm during our most helpless phase.  But can parental speech actually help a baby survive? A new therapy based on maternal voice-recognition is emerging for hospitalized preemies.  Through a combination of mothers singing to their babies and pacifier-activated […]

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In the world of neonatology, it’s a well-accepted fact that diabetic mothers are at a higher risk for premature labor.  But can a premature birth foster the development of diabetes in preterm children? A new study published in the February 12th edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that premature children test […]

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