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Rob Mank Features

James J. McKenna, Ph.D, IN, USA Photo: Rob Mank A conceptual model of the biological origins of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and colic: is the human infant’s susceptibility to either SIDS or colic due to our species’ unique breathing control system that is necessary for speech? Part 1  It’s a frustrating and helpless experience for any parent to experience a child’s suffering from inconsolable crying...

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Why Babies’ Tears Make Us Cry and Why They Matter Features

Updated January 2016 Teresa Pitman Photo: Sweetdreams Photography   I was once in an airport, waiting for my flight, when I saw a father carrying around his baby. The baby wasn’t crying hard, just fussing and being unhappy, and the dad was patting his back gently as he walked up and down between the seats filled with tired travelers. It made me smile, but I was...

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