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2014-04-17 10:32:57

Changing where a newborn baby is held before its umbilical cord is clamped could lead to improved uptake in hospitals of delayed cord clamping, leading to a decreased risk of iron deficiency in infancy, according to new results published in The Lancet. Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord until around two minutes after birth allows for blood to pass from the mother's placenta to the baby, and has previously been shown to reduce the risk of iron deficiency in infancy. However, current...

2014-04-07 23:29:10

"Health Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby and Mom,” a new report on the website Vinamy.com uncovers health and nutrition benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mother. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 “Health Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Baby And Mom,” a new report created by Diane Rawson on the site Vinamy.com shows health and nutrition benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mother. In the first part of this report, people will discover some reasons why breastfeeding is...

2014-04-04 23:41:45

YouGiveGoods.com unveils the April 2014 Healthy Baby Online Supplies Campaign. A series of virtual supply and food drives raising goods nonprofits need to directly impact low-income babies' quality of life. Mendham, NJ (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, there are approximately 11 million infants and toddlers living in low-income families in the United States. 3 million living in poverty. Almost all are facing multiple threats that will...

2014-03-28 09:14:45

In a study of 14,000 U.S. children, 40 percent lack strong emotional bonds — what psychologists call "secure attachment" — with their parents that are crucial to success later in life, according to a new report. The researchers found that these children are more likely to face educational and behavioral problems. In a report published by Sutton Trust, a London-based institute that has published more than 140 research papers on education and social mobility, researchers from Princeton...

2014-03-27 10:47:11

Ethical, legal and social issues should be weighed before adopting the technology in public programs, researchers argue That question is likely to stir debate in coming years in many of the more-than-60 countries that provide newborn screening, as whole-genome sequencing (WGS) becomes increasingly affordable and reliable. Newborn screening programs – which involve drawing a few drops of blood from a newborn's heel – have been in place since the late 1960s, and are credited with having...

2014-03-04 23:03:15

Baby Base 2-in-1’s smart features grow with baby and make life simpler for parents. (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Ingenuity™, the brand behind the Washable Playard, introduces its latest breakthrough in the Baby Base 2-in-1™, a baby booster seat with a dishwasher-safe dining tray that grows with baby from infant to toddler. With safety straps for secure seating, the Baby Base attaches to dining chairs for feeding as baby grows. This new Ingenuity seat offers long-term seating solutions and...

2014-03-04 23:03:14

Snuggle Stay Blanket™ stays in place to keep babies covered (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Comfort & Harmony adds the Snuggle Stay Blanket™ to its collection of products designed to help mom and baby make the most of their time together. The Snuggle Stay Blanket was created by mom, Sara Tyler, when her baby loved her swing, but kept kicking off her blanket. After searching unsuccessfully for a blanket that would stay put, Sara handmade one and it worked. Conventional blankets often fall...

2014-02-24 20:23:30

WESTPORT, Conn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first 24 hours of a child's life are the most dangerous, with more than one million babies dying each year on their first and only day of life, according to new research published today by Save the Children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140224/NY70063-a The new report, "Ending Newborn Deaths," shows one half of first day deaths around the world could be prevented if the mother and baby had access to free health care and a skilled...

2014-02-21 20:20:38

Encouraging scientific findings are emerging daily on the positive effects of music therapy on premature babies levels of stress, vital signs, feeding, and sleep. NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by The Institute for Music and Brain Science at Harvard University on the benefits of music on premature babies has received substantial backing from science activist, Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation. The study was conducted with...

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...