MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 -- Despite decades of warnings about the hazards of baby walkers, thousands of toddlers still end up in hospital emergency rooms with walker-related injuries, new research shows.
The study reported that more than 230,000 children younger than 15 months old were treated in emergency rooms between 1990 and 2014. More than 10,000 of those youngsters ended up being admitted to the hospital.
TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- That wearable oxygen monitor you bought for your baby could be feeding you bad information, researchers report.
Tests of two infant oxygen monitors sold directly to consumers have raised serious concerns about the accuracy of these devices, which are meant to keep an eye on a baby's heart rate and oxygen levels.
MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 -- In a finding that should give any new mom pause, researchers report that marijuana can linger in breast milk for almost a week.
Researchers tested breast milk samples from 50 women who used marijuana either daily, weekly or occasionally, and detected THC -- the active component of the drug -- in 63 percent of the samples for up to six days after the mother's last reported use.
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Most new mothers in the United States start out breastfeeding, but many stop sooner than recommended, a new federal government report says.
Of the nearly 4 million babies born in 2015, about 83 percent started out breastfeeding, but fewer than 36 percent were still breastfeeding at 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- For pregnant women who are vitamin D-deficient, vitamin supplements won't improve the growth of their fetus or infant, Canadian researchers report.
The study was done in Bangladesh, where vitamin D deficiency is common among women of reproductive age, and where 30 percent of newborns are small and the growth of 36 percent of infants under 5 is stunted.