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Skin to skin contact said to cut premature birth deaths

Premature birth death and disability rates could be cut significantly across the globe simply by mothers carrying their babies’ skin-to-skin according to a leader expert in premature care. Professor Joy Lawn stated that skin to skin contact, also known as kangaroo care, is the key to helping a premature baby grow instead of expensive intensive treatment.

Every year an estimated 15 million babies around the globe are

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Babies who leave the breast earlier could be more prone to Type 1 diabetes

New research suggests that children that are weaned from breast milk after just six months are much more likely to suffer from Type 1 diabetes compared to children that are allowed to breastfeed for a year. Interestingly enough, exposure to solids at the wrong time either before or after six months has also been linked to an increase in Type 1 diabetes.

New research has found that

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How a simple test can save babies lives

How a simple test can save babies lives

Within hours of him being born, Ralf Jones was displaying all the signs of a life threatening infection. He twice stopped breathing as well as having 2 seizures. Baby Ralf had developed the strain of meningitis caused by the Group B Strep infection. Thankfully, he has now recovered but the GBS has left its mark,

The sad fact is

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Reese Witherspoon loses friends due to post baby memory loss

Reese Witherspoon is said to be slowly losing friendships as a result of the memory loss that she suffered after she had her youngest child. The actress has two children, Deacon and Ava, from ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and last year she welcomed another child named Tennessee with her current husband Jim Toth.

The 37 year old admitted that it can be hard to keep up with three

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Breast or bottle, the debate rumbles on

It is a common fact that breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for a new child. Headlines every day proclaim that breast feeding helps reduce the infant mortality rate; helps decrease the risk of ovarian cancer, and can even help the mother burn calories.

However, despite the fact that pop culture supports breastfeeding right now there are some advocates that speak against the benefits of breastfeeding and one

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Exposure to pollen during pregnancy can result in having asthmatic babies

Pregnant women that are exposed to pollen prior to labour are more likely to have children that suffer from severe asthma was a concerning headline that ran in many papers this week.

The news is based on a large study that took place in Sweden that was designed to narrow down the relationship between the few months of a child’s life and their exposure to pregnancy while

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Traditional baby names stay at the top for 2012

The most conventional baby names are the top ones in the top 20 list of baby names. A renowned baby-naming website has collected some statistics and has found that traditional names like Ethan and Ella are the ones dominating the list of newborn baby names.

The website, has revealed that vintage boys’ names like Jack, Charlie and Oliver are most favoured by the parents, while Alice,

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Top British celebrity baby names of 2012

British celebrity baby names top the list of the best baby names for the year 2012, a survey conducted on pregnant women by the BabyCentre recently revealed. Heading the list of the best baby names is Hollie Rose, which belongs to the baby girl of Amanda Holden. It was followed by the daughter of Robbie Williams, Theodora Rose and then Una Healy’s girl, Aoife Belle. The

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Pregnant women with epilepsy are not being given vital information regarding their healthcare

According to the latest survey by Epilepsy Action, women who suffer from epilepsy are not being given the vital information they need regarding pregnancy, conception and contraception. This ultimately means that they aren’t able to make informed decisions regarding their care and treatment both before and during their pregnancy. All women with epilepsy who fall pregnant are classed as high risk with around 2400 babies being

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Planning for the arrival of a new baby

It’s certainly the best news for the couples to have a beautiful and cute baby in their life. With the news of the baby’s impending arrival, everyone in the family starts preparing for the day; they buy teeny tiny clothes, feeders, dietary products, cradles, toys, and many other items for the couple.

Daddy will probably be decorating the room and adding a cot, toys and other bits

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