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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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Infant Sleep Features

Updated November 2016 Professor Helen Ball, Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK Photo: Belle Verdiglione   Infant sleep: sleep development Infant sleep is different than that of adults. Babies don’t sleep all night, fall asleep differently, and have shorter sleep cycles. Helen Ball looks at how breastfeeding and bedsharing relate. “Is she a good baby?” is a question commonly posed to new mothers and...

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Weaver Features

Updated November 2016 Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, Teresa Pitman Photo: Weaver by Lisa on Location Photography   Excerpted from Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family, Chapter 2: The Safe Sleep Seven, by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, Teresa Pitman, a La Leche League International book, Ballantine Books, 2014. Wah! Wah! Wah! Drag yourself out of your...

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