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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

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Exercise by Breastfeeding Moms Unlikely to Harm Infants’ Growth
A new study out Monday suggests that regular exercise by women who breastfeed does not slow weight gain in infants. The total effects of exercise on breast milk, however, are still unknown. (via Reuters)

Daily Caffeine Fix Affecting Elementary Students’ Performance
According to a recent study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, caffeine from soft drinks, energy drinks, and chocolate is a major factor for sleep problems in children, hindering their ability to concentrate in school. (via Fox News)

Son Holds “Homeless” Sign as Form of Punishment
When a Maryland teen didn’t call home on time after wanting to spend the night at a friend’s house, dad Kevin Burks crafted an unusual form of discipline. (via The Today Show)

Light to Moderate Drinking May Be Safe During Pregnancy, Study Says
New data from Denmark suggests that light drinking early in pregnancy — up to eight drinks a week — doesn’t have ill effects on the developing fetus. (via TIME)

Charter Schools Still Enrolling Fewer With Disabilities
Disabled students represented 8.2 percent of all American students enrolled during the 2009-10 year in charter schools, compared with 11.2 percent of students attending public schools, according to a Government Accountability Office analysis. (via NY Times)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, June 4th, 2012

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Premature Babies Have Higher Mental Illness Risk
Babies born prematurely have a much higher risk of developing severe mental disorders including psychosis, bipolar disorder and depression, according to a study to be published on Monday.

FDA Warns About Benzocaine in Baby Pain Gels
A new consumer update released by the Food and Drug Administration says babies and benzocaine–an ingredient found in many over the counter pain gels and liquids–don’t mix.

Facebook Mulls Letting Kids Under 13 Aboard
Facebook’s 13-and-up age cut-off could soon be a thing of the past.

Most New Moms Don’t Meet Own Breastfeeding Goals
Two thirds of new mothers who intended to breastfeed exclusively for several months or more didn’t meet their own goals in a new study.

Obama Writes Note to Excuse Boy from School
When a Minnesota fifth-grader skipped school to see his father introduce President Obama at a campaign event, he received the excuse note of a lifetime, personally written by the president himself.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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Unruly 3-Year-Old Child Kicked Off Alaska Airlines Flight
Alaska Airlines ordered a screaming, squirming toddler off a plane over Memorial Day weekend when he would not stay buckled in his seat.

Youngest Speller Trips Up on ‘Ingluvies’ at National Spelling Bee
Lori Anne Madison, the 6-year-old who became the youngest-ever competitor in the National Spelling Bee, did not qualify for the semifinals but still made history.

More Questions on Antidepressants During Pregnancy
When moms-to-be use antidepressants, their babies may be more likely to be born early or have a seizure soon after birth, a large U.S. study suggests.

Military Mom ‘Proud’ of Breast-Feeding in Uniform, Despite Criticism
National pride, or disgrace? A photo gone viral of two servicewomen breast-feeding their children while in uniform has added a new layer to the debate over nursing in public.

Fighting US’s Worst Teen Pregnancy Rate in Mississippi
Mississippi’s teen birth rate declined modestly over the past decade as rates around the country fell. But Mississippi still has 55 births per 1,000 15- to 19-year-old girls, compared to a national average of 34.3, according to the most recent figures from the federal government’s National Center for Health Statistics.

8-Week-Old Baby Sickened by Dry Dog Food, Lawsuit Claims
A New Jersey father who claims his 8-week-old son was sickened by salmonella-tainted dry dog food is suing the maker of the recalled product and Costco, the store that sold it.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, May 18th, 2012

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CDC: Drowning Still a Leading Cause of Death for Toddlers
Drowning remains the leading cause of death in children under age 4 other than birth defects, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Baby’s Poor Head and Neck Control May Be an Autism Clue
Early research suggests that if a 6-month old baby has “head lag,” or weak head and neck control, it may be an early sign of autism or another language/social developmental delay.

Breastfed Babies May Gain Less Weight
Babies who are fed milk from their mothers’ breasts gain less weight over their first year compared to babies fed milk — breast or formula — from a bottle, suggests a new study.

Having Children Makes You (Relatively) Happier
Two college professors, Chris M. Herbst and John Ifcher, are challenging the collective, if counterintuitive, wisdom. Being a parent, they say, really does make people happier than the alternative — in part because over the past few decades, those who aren’t parents have been becoming gradually less happy.

Study Finds Setbacks for Young Autistic Adults
One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience or college or technical education nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. That’s a poorer showing than those with other disabilities, including the mentally disabled, the researchers said.

Newborn Infant Dies After Dog Attack at Ohio Home
An Ohio coroner’s investigator says a 3-day-old infant died hours after she was attacked by a family dog while sitting in a swing.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

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The Inflation of Life — Cost of Raising a Child Has Soared
The cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 has surged 25 percent over the last 10 years, due largely to the rising cost of groceries and medical care, according to the Department of Agriculture, which tracks annual expenditures on children by families.

Some Hospitals Will Curb Samples of Baby Formula
The New York City health department began a campaign to encourage hospitals to stop handing out free baby formula as a way to encourage breast-feeding, and several have signed up.

Doctors Unravel Mysteries of Heart Failure During Pregnancy
A mysterious and sometimes deadly type of heart failure that can strike otherwise healthy, expectant mothers late in pregnancy and leave them sick for life at last can be traced to faulty blood vessels in the heart, researchers reported today.

Report Offers a Bit of Good News for American Moms
There is a little good news for mothers in the United States. The U.S. has moved up six places — from 31st to 25th — in the annual Save The Children State of the World’s Mothers report.

Time Cover Shows 3-Year-Old Breast-Feeding
This week’s cover of Time Magazine shows Los Angeles mother Jamie Lynne Grumet nursing her 3-year-old son, who reaches her breast with the help of a step stool.

Supermodel Defends her Campaign to Boycott Mother’s Day
Ever since Christy Turlington Burns announced that she would not be celebrating Mother’s Day this year – and asked other moms to join her, in her “No Mother’s Day” short film – she’s been catching grief.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, April 30th, 2012

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Obesity-Linked Diabetes in Children Resists Treatment
Not only are more children developing type 2 diabetes, but the disease progresses more quickly and is more difficult to control, a new study has found.

Study: Pacifiers May Help, Not Hurt, Breast-Feeding
A few pediatricians are questioning the commonly held belief that pacis meddle with a newborn’s breast-feeding. And in a complete about-face, the latest research suggests that pacifiers may encourage breast-feeding.

Women Have Too Much Faith in Pill, Condoms
Many women may think birth control pills and condoms are better at pregnancy prevention than they actually are, a new study suggests.

Claims of Woman Pregnant With 9 Babies Debunked
Reports that a Mexican woman is pregnant with nine babies are not true, according to El Diario de Coahuila, the local newspaper in the town were the woman lives.

Texas Couple Pen a ‘Bucket List’ for Their Baby With Fatal Illness
Mike and Laura Canahuati’s blog about their nearly 6-month-old daughter, who is expected to die by age 2 because of a genetic disorder, began as an efficient way to keep family and friends in touch about baby Avery’s health.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, April 20th, 2012

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CDC: 2011 Was Worst Measles Year in U.S. in 15 Years
Last year was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years, health officials said Thursday.

Birth Defects a Third More Common in IVF Babies
Babies conceived through certain fertility treatment techniques are about one-third more likely to have a birth defect than babies conceived without any extra help from technology, according to a review of several dozen studies.

TV On in the Background? It’s Still Bad for Kids
Too much television can be detrimental for kids’ development, even when they’re not plopped directly in front of the screen.

Domestic Violence May Stunt Babies’ Intellectual Growth
A longitudinal study uncovers the lifelong consequences of child abuse and exposure to interpersonal conflict in the first two years of life.

Controversial Ad Uses Breast-Feeding to Sell Cookies
The latest in the breast-feeding wars comes all the way from South Korea and involves the epitome of American snacktime: the Oreo cookie.

Working Moms’ Challenges: Paid Leave, Child Care
The past week’s political firestorm in the presidential race focused on stay-at-home moms, but two-thirds of women with young children now work. What some feel is being lost in the political debate are the challenges they face in the workplace.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, April 16th, 2012

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‘Five S’s’ Can Keep Babies Calm During Shots
The pain and tears that infants experience after getting routine immunizations can be significantly reduced with a popular technique for calming fussy babies, a new study finds.

IRS Makes Gay Parents ‘Lie,’ Shortchanging 2 Million Children
Married same-sex couples cannot file jointly, and instead must misrepresent themselves as “single” on their federal tax forms, sacrificing the $1,000 deduction for married couples.

Stores, and More, for Breast-Feeding Moms
A small but growing niche of the baby-care industry offers not only the latest products, but also education and camaraderie.

Life Stressors Increase Obesity Risk in Young Girls
When young girls live in a stressful home where violence, depression or other disruptions are common they are more likely to become obese by age 5, compared to children raised in more stable homes.

Kids Who Play ‘Choking Game’ May Take Other Risks, Too
Kids who play the so-called “choking game” are more likely to engage in other risky behaviors, including sex, substance use and gambling, a new study of middle schoolers finds.

Moms See Themselves as Facebook’s Savviest Users: Survey
On Thursday, marketing firm Performics released its study of 3,000 active U.S. social networkers, and found moms were more proficient than other women at getting information from Facebook.

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