The first few days after birth are a key time for breastfeeding mothers and babies. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Vital Signs: Hospital Practices to Support Breastfeeding—United States, 2007 and 2009,... more
Are breastfed children really smarter than those who are formula-fed? It’s a hypothesis scientists have been trying to prove for ages. Much like a study conducted in December 2010, scientists in Ireland looked at math and reading test scores of... more
For many parents, the confirmation of a pregnancy marks the beginning of a redecorating scheme to prepare the nursery for the upcoming birth. Until recently, this often meant purchasing an entire ensemble—crib, changing table, rocking chair—and deciding the all-important theme.... more
Autism has been in the news a lot lately—mostly because the oft-quoted study by Andrew Wakefield linking vaccinations and autism has been exposed as fraudulent. A new study published online in the January 10, 2011 Pediatrics suggests a possible link... more
More often than not, passing a law is the easy part—implementing it is the hard part. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010, which amended section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), requires that employers... more
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