Health and Science News for Parents
May
20

Another study supports the public health community’s blind spot on cosleeping and bedsharing

written by Tara Haelle

Another cosleeping/bedsharing* study came out today, and I expect to see this one getting lots of press, as it well should. It pulls together data from five previous studies, making it the largest study to date on this issue. It clearly lays out the risks for SIDS for babies who share a bed with parents, […]

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May
18

News Round-Up for May 8 through May 18

written by Tara Haelle

Here’s another quick round-up of the week’s health and science news you might have missed for the first part of May. Pregnancy and Early Infancy Here’s one more reason to be sure you’re taking prenatal vitamins with folic acid— it may reduce your unborn baby’s risk of heart defects. Ever wondered how port wine stain […]

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May
14

Bonding in Early Motherhood: When Angels Don’t Sing and the Earth Doesn’t Stand Still

written by Tara Haelle

This post is part of the May evidence-based parenting blog carnival. Check out the main post at School of Smock here, and I will updating this post with links to the other posts. Here’s a list of things that did not happen when I had my son in June 2010: Angels did not fly into […]

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May
13

Is Formula Not So “Evil” After All? Could it Boost Breastfeeding Rates?

written by Tara Haelle

I will never forget my first night home with my new son after a few postpartum days in the hospital. Most likely haven’t or won’t forget their first night at home with the new baby, but in my case it’s marked by a level of frustration, helplessness and despair that likely could have been allayed […]

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May
10

Weekly Round-Up: ADHD, team sports, summertime dangers, nutrition, parenting styles and more

written by Tara Haelle

All right, folks, this will be a whirlwind of links, but if you missed any health or science news this week related to parenting, I’ve hopefully included it below. First there’s been a bunch of news about ADHD, and none of it really that good. First, it’s hard to tell which is worse: that we […]

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May
7

About That Pacifier Study, or What It (Might) Mean to Swap Spit with Your Kiddo

written by Tara Haelle

claimtoken-518c63b2075b3 I’m excited to write about the recent study on pacifier “cleaning” and allergy risk that came out in Pediatrics yesterday, but first I apologize for being MIA the past few weeks. A combination of work, family and travel converged to push this blog low on the to-do list, and now the catching up I […]

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