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The type of formula fed to infants influences how quickly they gain weight, according to a new study. This is important, the researchers say, because rapid weight gain during the first year increases Read More >>>

Infant's Fussiness May Predict a Troubled Childhood

NEW YORK At just one month old, infants show signs of temperament troubles that can turn into mood and behavior problems later in life, a new study suggests.

Infants that are fussy when they're three Read More >>>

Babies born just weeks before they are due may face an increased risk for cognitive and emotional problems, a new study suggests. The findings held up even when the researchers accounted for the mother's Read More >>>

Breast-Feeding and Co-Sleeping with Baby Affects Mom's Welfare

The decisions whether to breast-feed and share a bed with the baby not only affect the welfare of the infant, but also the mother, a new study finds.

The women in the study with the best stress hormone Read More >>>

Continuing a pregnancy to at least 39 weeks can cut a newborn's risk of death, even if the mother has carried the pregnancy to term, according to a new study.

In 2006, the infant death rate was 1.9 deaths Read More >>>

High rates of induced labor and Caesarean sections (C-sections) among low-risk women don't seem to make a difference in the health outcomes of newborns, according to a new study.

There did not seem to Read More >>>

Similac Formula Recalled Due to Beetle Contamination

Update Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010: Abbott Labs has updated its recall list for various Similac baby formula products, according Read More >>>

How Much Do Babies’ Skulls Get Squished During Birth? A Whole Lot, 3D Images Reveal

When babies pass through the mother's birth canal, the tight fit temporarily squashes their wee heads, elongating their flexible skulls and changing the shape of their brains. Now, scientists have created Read More >>>

Autism Risk May Be Revealed in Babies' Cries

Testosterone in men is often associated with sowing wild oats rather than taking care of babies, but a new study finds that in some situations, hearing an infant's cry can actually boost this sex hormone Read More >>>