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7 Dangers to Baby in Your Home Feature
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7 Dangers to Baby in Your Home

Some everyday things in your home may present dangers to your baby or small child—from dishwasher and range to windows and stairs.

6 Secrets for Successfully Clipping Your Baby's Nails
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6 Secrets for Successfully Clipping Your Baby's Nails

Even though your baby's nails are softer and more pliable than yours, they still can cause scratches and need trimming regularly. Here are some tips.

RSV: It Can Happen to You
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RSV: It Can Happen to You

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, affects most kids under age 2 and may be no more serious than a cold. But for some babies, especially premature ones, it can be deadly.

Insurer Slashes Breast Pump Payments, Stoking Fears Fewer Moms Will Breastfeed
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Insurer Slashes Breast Pump Payments, Stoking Fears Fewer Moms Will Breastfeed

Major insurer cuts payments for breast pumps, which may increase patient costs and drive some new moms from breastfeeding their infants.

New Moms Face Workplace Challenges—Even U.S. Senator Duckworth
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New Moms Face Workplace Challenges—Even U.S. Senator Duckworth

Many women with newborns face challenging workplace rules or physical problems – from limited leave policies or lack of lactation rooms – and the U.S. Congress has its own set of challenges for new moms who are Members of Congress or Congressional staff.

Breastfeeding Problems and How to Solve Them
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Breastfeeding Problems and How to Solve Them

Not all moms and babies get the hang of breastfeeding right away. Here are some potential breastfeeding problems you may encounter and some solutions.

Overcoming the Fear of Having Another Baby After Postpartum Depression
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Overcoming the Fear of Having Another Baby After Postpartum Depression

I watched other new moms bonding with their infants saying it was the best thing that ever happened to them. To me it felt like the worst. But that’s now how my story ends.

For the Babies of the Opioid Crisis, the Best Care May Be Mom’s Recovery
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For the Babies of the Opioid Crisis, the Best Care May Be Mom’s Recovery

Children exposed to opioids during pregnancy have certain early and late challenges, and helping their Moms may be the best medicine for them and helping with the consequences of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Don't Name Your Baby That (and Other Things You Shouldn't Say)
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Don't Name Your Baby That (and Other Things You Shouldn't Say)

When someone tells you the baby names they're considering, don't react with horror or advice. Just keep smiling.

Even Partial Breastfeeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk
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Even Partial Breastfeeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk

New research confirms that breastfeeding for two to four months of a newborn's life can significantly reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Living With Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Isn’t the End
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Living With Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Isn’t the End

I watched other new moms bonding with their infants saying it was the best thing that ever happened to them. To me it felt like the worst. But that’s not how my story ends.

Drowning in New Motherhood: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
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Drowning in New Motherhood: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

You know that nightmare about giving a speech in your underwear? That’s basically what sharing this story about my journey with postpartum depression and anxiety is like for me.

Just Gaze Into Your Baby's Eyes
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Just Gaze Into Your Baby's Eyes

Eye contact between parents and their infants has many benefits. A new study shows it actually helps synchronize their brain waves.

Ob/Gyns Warn Against 'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for Newborns
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Ob/Gyns Warn Against 'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for Newborns

The U.S.'s leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists is warning against a new trend where babies born by C-section are "seeded" via cotton swabs with vaginal microbes from the mother.

New Eye Problems Discovered in Babies Struck by Zika
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New Eye Problems Discovered in Babies Struck by Zika

Three new eye problems—retinal lesions, bleeding in the retina and abnormal blood vessel development in the retina—in babies born with a Zika-related birth defect have been identified by researchers.