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2014-02-26 12:25:56

Only 12 percent without coverage take classes; suggests more breastfeeding support needed, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just 12 percent of parents without insurance coverage take breastfeeding support classes that can offer crucial support and encourage new moms to breastfeed, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. The American...

2014-02-20 12:24:56

73 Percent Admit To Placing One Item or More Inside the Crib; 28 Percent Allow Babies to Sleep on Their Stomach NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Baby and Safe Kids Worldwide today announced the exclusive results from their new survey exposing the risks moms knowingly take in baby sleep safety. The findings from the survey, which polled 4,547 mothers with babies age one and under, are featured in a special report titled, "How Safe Is Your Sleeping Baby?" in the March...

2014-02-19 23:30:51

Dr. Westman has surveyed the literature and shows that the underlying reasons one-third of the children in the United States are not doing well have more to do with parents than schools. A recent Danish study revealed that even in smaller, stable society with effective schools the age of parents plays a key role in whether or not children develop psychiatric disorders. Madiison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The theme of Dr. Jack Westman's book Parent Power: The Key to...

2014-02-18 14:13:10

Journal special issue highlights the Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership A series of studies are published in a special supplement that presents results of the Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership—a three-year pilot program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the goal of improving the health of Ethiopian mothers and their newborns. This special issue of the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health is published by Wiley on behalf of the...

2014-02-14 11:07:24

Fifty years of research has revealed the sad truth that the children of lower-income, less-educated parents typically enter school with poorer language skills than their more privileged counterparts. By some measures, 5-year-old children of lower socioeconomic status (SES) score two years behind on standardized language development tests by the time they enter school. In recent years, Anne Fernald, a psychology professor at Stanford University, has conducted experiments revealing that the...

2014-02-11 23:28:47

In his book Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity, Dr. Westman supports Secretary of Education Duncan's advocacy for parent participation in the education of their children and calls attention to the fact that one-third of children and youth in the United States are failing in some aspect of their lives. The United States is at the top of the list of developed nations in child abuse and neglect and the bottom in educational achievement. (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Parent...

2014-02-11 23:28:16

The newly patented design of the Slumber Sheet® provides tired parents with a hassle-free, safe sleep solution. The Slumber Sheet is designed to help babies feel comforted while learning to self-soothe and sleep through the night on their own, while meeting the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommendations for a safe sleep environment. Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Swanling Innovations Inc. offers parents an innovative, effective and safe sleep system for babies...

2014-01-31 23:34:21

Dr. Daniel Singley describes the unique and long-lasting contributions that fathers make to their babies' development in an upcoming webinar from Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center. Dr. Singley describes the social, emotional, psychological, and hormonal changes that impact men as they move through this crucial life stage. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 On February 12 2014 as Praeclarus Press and Simkin Center are proud to bring you a live webinar, And Daddy Makes Three:...

2014-01-31 23:34:05

The rate of infant and maternal mortality for Blacks is twice the rate for Whites in the U.S., so it is important to address barriers to care that Black women face. To celebrate Black History Month, Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center at Bastyr University offer a webinar that teaches nurses, midwives, physicians, and lactation consultants how to make their practices welcoming to African American women, thereby addressing disparities in infant and maternal mortality. Amarillo, Texas...

Childhood Obesity May Sometimes Be A Product Of Insecure Attachment
2014-01-31 04:48:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists already know that the quality of the attachment a person shares with their mother affects their relationships with other people, but would you believe it affects your relationship to food and obesity as well? A new study from the University of Illinois and published online in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics says yes. "If your mother regularly punished or dismissed your anger, anxiety, or sadness...