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    The Myth About Lactose Intolerance in Babies

    The Myth About Lactose Intolerance in Babies

    It's not surprising some parents wonder lactose intolerance in babies is the reason their little one seems uncomfortable (and cries persistently). Afterall, lactose intolerance in adults is quite common, why wouldn't it aggravate babies? However, it's a myth that lactose intolerance causes...

    Does Swaddling Prevent SIDS? Probably!

    Does Swaddling Prevent SIDS? Probably!

    Millions of babies are wrapped, so if swaddling causes SIDS, you’d expect hundreds of swaddle-related infant sleep deaths each year. But a study from 2004 to 2012 found fewer than 2 sleep deaths per year among swaddled babies. And most...

    Can Poor Sleep Make My Baby Obese?

    Can Poor Sleep Make My Baby Obese?

    There’s a lot of evidence that poor sleep causes weight problems for adults and kids. And two recent studies hint the same is true in infancy. In the first study, Penn State researchers found that breastfed babies whose parents used...

    Avoid Baby Hip Dysplasia by Swaddling Safely

    Avoid Baby Hip Dysplasia by Swaddling Safely

    Some doctors warn that swaddling may cause baby hip dysplasia. Indeed, cultures using ancient methods of swaddling (with rigid, fully straightened legs, tightly bound with blankets or ropes) have more infant hip dysplasia and adult hip arthritis. Fortunately, there have...

    Why Calming Infant Crying Saves Lives

    Why Calming Infant Crying Saves Lives

    The 5 S’s, my method for soothing crying babies, are now taught by public health programs across the United States in dozens of other nations. Doctors have adopted this approach for 2 key reasons: 1) It helps parents feel confident...

    Baby Reflexes: Brilliant Things Your Newborn Can Do Automatically

    Baby Reflexes: Brilliant Things Your Newborn Can Do Automatically

    Imagine trying to teach your baby how to suck or poop. Thankfully, you don’t have to because babies are born with about 70 newborn reflexes tucked away in their jam-packed brains. Like blinking or coughing, reflexes are automatic behaviors that...