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How often should a newborn be bathed? One mother recently confessed that she doesn't put her 3-month-old son in a tub very often.
Babies as young as 8 months old have the knowledge that living creatures have guts, new research suggests. The built-in knowledge may help babies navigate the world.
Just 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 finds.
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.
Paternity leave can strengthen parent bonding and lay the foundation for more involved dads years later, but current U.S. federal law offers no paid leave for mothers or fathers.
A new tool for analyzing the sound of a baby's cry could provide clues to potential health problems. These sounds could be used to identify neurological problems or developmental disorders.
The rate of premature birth is about 10 percent higher for babies conceived in May compared to other months.
While the rate of c-sections preformed at 38 weeks of pregnancy has declined, the rate at 39 weeks has increased.
After several years of decline the number of yearly births in the United States seems to be leveling off.
The same recommendations advocated by health experts to breast-feed and not share a bed with a baby are good for mothers too.
C-sections and induced labor have no effect on the health outcome for the newborn in low-risk pregnancies.
The study found the highest rates of C-sections in Florida, New Jersey and Texas, and the lowest in Utah, Wisconsin and Colorado.