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21,000 had whooping cough last year, CDC says

In another article that makes you want to make sure your child is fully immunized: The CDC reported Wednesday that whooping cough hit more than 21,000 people, many of whom are children and teens, in 2010 — a record high since 2005 and one of the worst years in more than five decades. CDC officials [...]

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Study: Average of 26 children hurt by cribs every day

“A baby’s crib is often one of the few places where parents can place their child and feel OK leaving the baby unattended. It’s the focal point of most nurseries, a must-have item on many baby registries. Yet an average of 26 children suffer a crib-related injury every day, according to a new study in [...]

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RSV is here this week along with the flu..

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is a cold that comes around every year, but can be a particular problem for young infants. Young infants can often get bronchiolitis, which can cause wheezing and coughing and occasionally severe illness. If your young baby has a significant cough, we should probably see them for an appointment. Respiratory Syncytial [...]

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Safe Sleep video for your baby…

This video goes through lots of issues about having your baby sleep safely, from back to sleep to cribs to co-sleeping. A little slow, but lots of good information. Safe Sleep Video from Healthy Kids

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Breast-Feeding Supplies Win Tax Breaks From I.R.S.

“Ending a long-running dispute with pediatricians and breast-feeding advocates, the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday that it would grant nursing mothers a tax break on pumps and other breastfeeding supplies. The ruling, which will affect expenses incurred starting in 2010, will allow mothers to use pretax money from their flexible spending accounts to cover the [...]

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Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later

This study showed that solid food before 4 months were more likely to be overweight at 3. I could reason that the parents were more driven to feed their children too much, but we need to clarify the reasons. Interesting that this only happens with bottle fed babies… “Babies who were formula-fed and introduced to [...]

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Babies Seem to Sense Who’s Boss

Fascinating! Another study that shows that babies are smarter than we think! They know that larger things are usually stronger. “Scientists from Harvard University and the University of California, Los Angeles, conducted five experiments on 144 infants ranging from 8 months to 16 months old, gauging their reactions to videos of interactions between cartoon figures [...]

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Breast-Feeding vs Other Feeding Methods May Not Affect Maternal Sleep

People often come into the office with the belief that formula fed babies sleep longer. This study shows that is not true. The benefits of breast feeding have been very well documented, and this helps to put another myth to bed. “Breast-feeding mothers do not get less or worse sleep than mothers using formula feeding, [...]

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Jogging Strollers recalled for amputation risk

Sadly, I could just do a blog with daily recall notices. the Consumer Product Safety Commission does have a press release site that parents can check here. “Around 30,000 strollers in the United States and Canada are being recalled over potential amputation and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada said [...]

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Breastfeeding benefit to cancer survivors, says review

This another benefit of breast feeding, but an unusual one. Women who had cancer as children had health benefits if they breast fed their children. Breast feeding is healthy for mom too! “Women who have survived childhood cancer could benefit if they breastfeed their own children, according to research. Cancer survivors are often at increased [...]

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