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Infant Health

Infant Health includes information that can help keep your little one healthy and happy. Learn about baby equipment safety and tips for choosing a doctor for your infant in this section.

Understanding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden infant death syndrome is a mysterious death for which the parents should not be blamed and doctors have yet to fully explain. Learn about this tragedy and how to cope with it.

These Countries Have the Most Crybabies — Literally

Do babies cry the same in all countries? Learn more about a new study of colicky babies in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

Female Newborns May Fare Better After Some Brain Injuries

Being deprived of oxygen can lead to brain injuries. Gender appears to play a role in those injuries in newborns. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Can you breastfeed if you have MRSA?

If you're breastfeeding and have MRSA, should you be concerned? Find out if you can breastfed if you have MRSA at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do lullabies work?

Research has proven lullabies can lower stress levels in babies. Learn why lullabies work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Caring for the Umbilical Cord Stump

Caring for the umbilical cord stump is good information to know for your overall health. Learn more about caring for the umbilical cord stump from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Your Baby's Reflexes

Your baby's reflexes are fascinating to study during the first months of life. Learn more about your baby's reflexes from Discovery Health. See more »

Eco Nursery

An eco-nursery may be right up your alley if you have a newborn and are concerned about your effect on the environment. Learn more about creating an eco-nursery from Discovery Health. See more »

Understanding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden infant death syndrome is a tragic, unexplained death of an infant. Learn the factors that may cause SIDS and how to cope with it. See more »

Healthcare for Infants

Medical care for babies is highly specialized. Learn the differences between pediatricians and other doctors, and how to choose the right one for you. See more »

Have scientists discovered what causes SIDS?

In an amazing turn for SIDS research, a group of scientists has published the first study that draws a conclusive link between anatomy and SIDS risk. Learn all about it. See more »