Monday, January 26, 2009

BBA Headlines

:: The Dangers of Sleeping with Baby
There has been a fourfold increase in the rate of infant strangulation and suffocation in the U.S. in the past 20 years, according to a report released today, and the apparent cause (though hardly the definitive one) is the rise in numbers of babies who share beds with their parents.

:: Preparing a Toddler for a New Baby
In the first few weeks after a new baby arrives, parents should expect both delightful moments when the kids interact beautifully, and moments that aren’t so pretty. That's according to Marian Edelman Borden, author of The Baffled Parent’s Guide to Sibling Rivalry. Click here for her suggestions.

:: Moms Who Breastfeed Less Likely to Neglect Child
Scientists followed 7,223 Australian women and their children for 15 years and found that the longer a mother breast-fed her child, the lower the risk of neglect.

:: Will First Daughters' Names Catch On?
Will Americans eventually name their children Sasha or Malia? Maybe in six to nine months, according to a hospital nurse. Right now Malia ranks 403rd in U.S. popularity; Sasha is 350th.

1 comment:

Jeanette Bolvary said...

You should not sleep with your baby unless you are practicing extended breast feeding. A significant report for the American Pediatrics Association was done by the University of Notre Dame and found that breastfeeding mothers typically sleep on their sides with their arm raised above their baby in ways that prevent overlays, facing their babies more than 90% of the time. I can confirm that this is exactly the way I sleep. Bed sharing has been the only reason why I was able to produce enough milk to feed my children past 3 years and the other currently still at 2.5 years.

Jeanette Bolvary, Author: Born Smart, Unlock the potential in your baby's genes.
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