Excessive warmth and overdressing are as harmful as cold weather. Temperature inside your home should not exceed 23 degrees ||Reading aloud will help your baby be a better reader when she's older ||Reflux is common in newborns. Most babies outgrow reflux between the time they are 1 and 2 years old ||The most important thing on growth curves is how your baby grows over time. If he's small but growing at the appropriate rate, there's usually no cause for concern. ||The only acceptable punishment for our children is time-out. No spanking, no shouting and no threatening ||Try to develop passions outside of work. Don't define yourself by your job, and have the courage to be imperfect. ||2- Breastfeeding your new baby ...Breast milk provides all the nutrients that babies need for the first six months of their life and guards against many illnesses and allergies. Also, breastfeeding can help build a special closeness with your baby. Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby. ||The AAP recommends sponge baths until the umbilical cord stump falls off — which might take up to three weeks ||Massaging infants' arms and hands can significantly reduce their pain from needle sticks ||Don't let your baby nap in the car seat after you're home as a substitute for crib since it's harder for young babies to breathe in that position. ||
News Alerts.


Iron-Fortified Formula may be associated with Neurodevelopmental Delays for Healthy Infants

 

In healthy, well-nourished infants without anemia, the use of high-iron (12 mg/L ferrous sulfate) vs low-iron (2.3 mg/L ferrous sulfate) formula for 1 year after age 6 months is associated with significantly lower scores on spatial memory and visuomotor integration at 10 years and potentially lower scores for IQ, visual perception, and motor coordination.

 

In infants who are iron-sufficient in the first year of life, use of a high-iron vs a low-iron formula for 1 year from age 6 months is associated with a significantly lower IQ score (by 11 points) at 10 years.

 

News Author: Martha Kerr, BSN

Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting: Poster 5340.2. Presented May 8, 2008.


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