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My Fear of Shark Attacks

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

You would never send your child into the ocean if you saw a shark. You would never send your child into a pool if you saw lightning. Let's treat our kids' hearts with the same sense of caution and urgency because the real threat to our kids may not be found in the water or sky. It is likely hiding in their chest.

Is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome a Result of Stubbornness?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

The Back to Sleep initiative, now referred to as Safe to Sleep, has drastically reduced the number of crib deaths. The number of reported cases is three times lower than it was in the early 90s. But even one infant death is too many when it can be prevented by taking simple precautions.

Shining a Light on Our Dreams: A Conversation With Author Bridget Foley

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Bridget Foley is the author of the debut novel, Hugo & Rose, a story where a woman's life long dreams intersects painfully with her everyday life. I spoke with Foley about honesty, dreams, and motherhood.

SIDS May Be Linked To Elevation

Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 05/25/2015 05:13 AM EDT on LiveScience Babies who live at high elevations, those above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters)...

Mother's Day After Losing a Child

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

I never got to celebrate a Mother's Day with Simon. He arrived just before Thanksgiving and left right after the New Year. However, the legacy he left for our family and others will forever be celebrated and cherished on days like Sunday.

Catherine Pearson

These Parents Are Teaching Others How To Prevent What Tragically Killed Their Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents

In the weeks after the birth of their son Charlie, Maura and Sam Hanke were the picture of exhausted, blissed-out new parents. Maura's pregnancy h...

Infant's Missing Urn Rescued By Junk Yard Worker

AP | Posted 01.02.2015 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who thought he'd lost the boxed ashes of his deceased infant daughter has them back thanks to the efforts of several str...

Why Boring Is Best: Un-Decorating Your Baby's Crib

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

It's hard to go against our instinct as parents as it's rarely helpful. However when it comes to setting up the crib for a newborn our instinct to bundle and package our children in soft, abundant bedding may be intuitive, but it's not smart.

Finding a Mission Through Tragedy: Checking Hearts and Saving Lives

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Phyllis Sudman

My son Simon was born, beautiful and healthy, on October 21, 2004. He scored 8 and 9 on his APGAR test and was average for height and weight. He smiled for the first time at 47 days. He died suddenly a few weeks later.

Over Half Of Babies In U.S. Sleep With Unsafe Bedding

Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN Mon Dec 1, 2014 12:37am EST (Reuters Health) - More than half of U.S. parents say their babies sleep with pillows, blanket...

20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Knowledge about SIDS has come a long way in the past 20 years. We've discovered many ways to reduce the risk of SIDS -- primary among them placing babies to sleep on their backs.

"It's Important for Youth to be Involved at the High Level"

UN Women | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Girls are getting education and employment opportunities in the Pacific, but they also face harassment within school and work environments, as well as other social issues like domestic violence. We need everyone on board.

Small Island Developing States Take Up a Gigantic Challenge

Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca

For a large number of SIDS, the first four days of September could become the launch pad for new sustainable development paths. With the proper support from donors and technical assistance agencies, the Samoa conference may very well be all that is needed to unleash the true potential of these global gems of the ocean world.

Smart Bedsharing Gives Breastfeeding Mothers More Sleep

Diana West | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Diana West

Bedsharing works so well because breastfeeding mothers and babies are hardwired to be together during vulnerable sleep periods.

Catherine Pearson

New Study Calls Bed-Sharing 'Extremely Risky' For Babies

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents

A new study analyzing the factors linked to sleep-related deaths suggests that bed-sharing is the greatest risk for babies ages 4 months and younger, ...

New Moms Are Making Critical Mistakes When It Comes to Baby Sleep

Dana Points | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Dana Points

Sleep. It's the thing new moms crave more than a long, hot shower. Certainly more than they crave sex. But a good night's sleep is elusive when there's a baby in the house.

How Facebook Helped Me Find a Mom Like Me

Caurie Putnam | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
Caurie Putnam

I asked Dr. Kwon for the mother's name or email or town, but of course she couldn't tell me anything. I totally understood, but I kept wondering about that other family. I pined for another mom to talk to.

Infant Co-Sleeping Increases Despite Risks and Recommendations

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Despite 20 years of public education about SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths, the practice of sleeping with infants and babies has become more common -- especially in the Hispanic and African-American communities.

7 Ways You Can Support Someone Who Has Lost a Baby

Candace Wohl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Candace Wohl

If you know someone that has recently had a miscarriage or infant loss, we have compiled a list of ways you can support them during their struggle to right themselves in a world turned up-side-down.

STUDY: Infant Bed-Sharing On The Rise, Despite SIDS Risks

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents

CHICAGO -- The government's latest infant bed-sharing numbers show a troubling trend: the percentage of U.S. babies sleeping with parents or another c...

STUDY: Bed-Sharing Makes Breastfeeding Easier, But Could Still Raise SIDS Risk

Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:07pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Sharing the bed with baby may make it easier for mothers to breas...

Why Do Babies Wake Up at Night?

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Although some superhero babies sleep 10-12 hours straight starting around 3-4 months of age, most infants wake up during the night and cry out for their parents. There are scientific reasons and some developmental and behavioral explanations for these awakenings.

Smart Baby Suit Takes Aim At Sudden Infant Deaths

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By: TechNewsDaily Staff Published: 01/02/2013 03:51 PM EST on TechNewsDaily Help is on the way for parents who lie awake in bed worrying about t...

WATCH: This Baby Sock Can Do WHAT?!

Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents

Baby socks are many things -- highly adorable, a little bit useless and impossibly easy to lose. Typically, though, they are not designed to save live...

Researchers Study Past SIDS Cases For Clues To Prevention

Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 11/09/2012 12:59 PM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily On Dec. 29, 2009, Dearea, a mother i...