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Babies Born to Abused Mothers Have More Morbidity and Mortality

submitted by: admin on 01/16/2019
The lifestyle of abused mothers is often not healthy for the child. The question of drug and alcohol use as well as poor diet, sleep, and stress all are factors leading to effects on the fetus. Their impact is discussed.

Kids with Fewer Vaccines have Fewer Doctor and Emergency Room Visits

submitted by: admin on 11/08/2017
  Pediatrics published an article looking at the "benefits" of having vaccines on schedule vs not in two groups of infants between the ages of 6 and 24 months. What they found and what they reported is very different. To their surprise, those children who did not have vaccines by deliberately avoiding some of them, had fewer visits to their...

NSAIDs are Not a Good Idea for Babies

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  According to an article published in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, sick children, especially those with dehydration or under the age of 5, are at risk for serious kidney failure if given NSAIDs. Most children were treated with recommended dosages. The reason is suspected to be related to the fact that NSAIDs affect kidney function...

Should we let crying babies cry?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Should mothers of newborns let their babies cry it out or rush to their comfort? A study on 1200 infants sleeping patterns was tracked over 36 months. They found that by age 6 months that 2/3 of infants slept through the night. Of the 1/3 that did not, by 15 months they awakened twice a week, and by 15 months only once a week. If sleeping problems last more than...