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Prince William: Why Paternity Leave Is Good for the Whole Family

When Prince William revealed he was taking two weeks paid paternity leave, he sent a strong message: Dads are critical during a newborn's first few weeks of life.

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Breast-Feeding Rates Continue to Rise, CDC Says

The percentage of babies who are breast-fed in the United States continues to rise, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage Read More >>>

Water Births May be Risky, Doctors' Groups Say

How long a healthy pregnancy lasts can vary by as much as five weeks, even when doctors precisely determined the date of conception, a new study suggests.

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Mom Confesses She Skips Daily Baths for Baby

How often should a newborn be bathed? One mother recently confessed that she doesn't put her 3-month-old son Charlie in a tub very often.

"I will confess that I have gone longer than a week," Claire Read More >>>

Talking Directly to Toddlers Boosts Their Verbal Skills

Though toddlers are not yet fully developed as conversationalists, talking directly to them could help strengthen their vocabulary and language skills, according to a new study. Overheard conversations Read More >>>

Baby 'Cured' of HIV Still Infection-Free After 3 Years

A Mississippi baby born with HIV and treated in the early hours of her life remains free of the infection three years later, despite being off of medications for 18 months, according to a new report.

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