Breastfeeding and Saving Lives
    May 3, 2004
    Breastfeeding and Saving Lives

    Many studies have demonstrated a variety of benefits from breastfeeding, including lowering the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The first study linking breastfeeding with overall lower in…

    Baby Waking at Night?
    February 20, 2004
    Baby Waking at Night?

    A SIDS Silver Lining Breastfed babies have longer sleep cycles than formula-fed babies, according to a study in the January 2004 Archives of Diseases in Childhood, but the breastfed babies are also mo…

    SIDS, The Family Bed, & The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission
    May 6, 2002
    SIDS, The Family Bed, & The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission

    The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and the JPMA have launched a new national safety campaign urging parents not to ever bring babies to sleep with them, but to always put them to sleep in cr…

    Secondhand Smoke Robs Vitamin C from Children
    March 13, 2001
    Secondhand Smoke Robs Vitamin C from Children

    Children exposed to the most cigarette smoke have the lowest levels of vitamin C in their blood - regardless of how much fruit and vegetables they eat or the vitamins they take - according to a study …

    Could SIDS Be Contagious?
    November 1, 2000
    Could SIDS Be Contagious?

    Doctors first scoffed at the now-accepted idea that ulcers were often caused -- not by excess acids -- but by infections with the bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. Now evidence suggests that infect…

    Dangers of Parental Smoking
    August 17, 2000
    Dangers of Parental Smoking

    A study in the August 2000 issue of the Archives of Disease in Childhood found that parents who smoke increase the risk of meningococcal meningitis for their children by about 200% for every 20 cigare…

    Fast Facts about SIDS
    August 3, 1998
    Fast Facts about SIDS

    SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is defined as the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of any infant or young child. (more…)…