Our colleague had nine months to read everything there is to know about having a baby. But she missed a couple things, and she's learning about them now. 
Cow's milk allergies
In an effort to understand how cow's milk allergies (CMA) form, an interdisciplinary team of scientists investigated if there's a link between certain kinds of sugars found in a mother's breast milk and the presence of CMA in her infant.
New parents know the importance of using a car seat when driving baby home from the hospital, and many spend big bucks to get just the right one. Yet, a new study finds that parents frequently aren't using the seats properly -- a problem that can put the infant at risk of serious injury.
Placing infants in carrying devices such as car seats, baby slings/swings, bouncers, and strollers for naps may put them at risk of death or injury, warns the American Academy of Pediatrics. Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants up to one year old.
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) typically appears on the face and scalp of babies and on the backs of elbows and knees of children. The chronic itchy skin condition usually develops before the age of eighteen months, when a baby s skin is still developing, and lasts sometimes through
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics on Jan. 13th that was conducted by a group from the department of pediatrics at Aldo Moro University of Bari in Italy is suggesting that colic in infants can be significantly reduced by the use of drops containing the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri mixed with oil. But not all doctors agree.