infants

Baby Sleeping

SIDS Risk Linked to Elevation

New research found that babies who live at higher elevations, specifically those that rise above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), may face a slightly higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, otherwise known as SIDS. However researchers caution parents not to panic about these new findings.

Very Young Babies CAN Feel Pain, According to New Study

Until now doctors have believed that the brains of very young babies were not developed enough to feel pain. However, in a new study that overturns the medical consensus, researchers have found that tiny babies actually do feel pain and are more sensitive to pain than adults.

Extended Breastfeeding Linked to Higher IQ and Income

Prior studies have continually shown that breast feeding is linked to increased IQ in children and adults. In a new long-term study of infants in Pelotas, Brazil not only backs up this study but also shows that breastfeeding is also linked to higher income as well.Prior studies have continually shown that breast feeding is linked to increased IQ in children and adults. In a new long-term study of infants in Pelotas, Brazil not only backs up this study but also shows that breastfeeding is also linked to higher income as well.
Premature Baby

First Newborn Transplant Proves Successful in UK: What Were the Risks?

Doctors at a hospital in London successfully transplanted the organs of an infant donor to two newborns that were in need late last year. The transplant marks the first time such a procedure has been done in the United Kingdom, although they have been performed in the United States, Germany, and Australia.
Baby Sleeping

Napping Babies Have Better Memory and Learn Faster

A daytime nap or two is an essential part of every baby's daily routine. These naps allow newborns and toddlers the needed downtime to help them cope with crucial physical and mental developments that happen at this stage in a child's development. But researchers now believe that a daily nap will do much more than just help infants cope with the stresses of development. New research reveals that a daytime nap is vital in helping boost a baby's memory, as well.
Sperm and Egg

The One-In-A-Million Birth, Genetically Identical Triplets Born In Montana

When Montana couple, Jodey and Jase Kinsey, gave birth to triplets earlier this week, the two young parents were overjoyed. But soon after the births of their three healthy boys in the delivery room, they soon learned that they struck the biologic lottery, scoring a genetic jackpot if you will. The newly born boys Ian, Milo, and Cade, are all genetically identical brothers, representing a one-in-a-million birth.
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