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# Infants

Last year
Sale of self-feeding pillows banned after CCPC rules they pose 'risk of death or serious harm'
The products are to be withdrawn from sale immediately.
All time
Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'
As many as 40% of Europeans do not get enough of the vitamin, which is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.
Watch: Police save babies from burning car in dramatic rescue
The car caught fire after crashing in Charles County, Maryland, with three adults and two infants on board.
Experts warn baby formula guidelines need to be changed
Scientists say there is no consistent evidence certain formulas prevent allergies or autoimmune conditions.
One in six three-year-olds have had injuries that needed hospital attention
Boys are more likely to get injured than girls.
Names of five more children buried in paupers' graves found
That makes 227 names in total on the Bethany memorial .
Seven in ten parents of premature babies want more psychological support
Some 4,500 babies are born prematurely in Ireland each year.
Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry
The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.
Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65
The handing over of infant remains was legal under the Anatomy Act 1832 so as to provide “legal cadavers” for medical research.
Growing up in Ireland: How stress and depression can impact on parenting
The latest report from the Growing Up in Ireland study has examined the role of parenting on infant development.
Shop-bought baby foods 'don't meet infants' weaning needs'
A study shows that some of the foods are promoted for infants from four months – an age they should still be on a breast milk-based diet.
Fisher Price accused of misleading parents over mobile apps for infants
An advocacy group said apps created by Fisher-Price and Open Solutions claim to teach babies skills when they may actually be harmful.
Obesity can be predicted in two-month old babies
Curve growth patterns emerge almost from birth, say scientists.
11 of the most inappropriate baby outfits on the internet
Seriously, it’s hard to believe they actually exist.
Number of whooping cough cases doubles this year
The HSE says that the second successive year of doubling cases is “of concern” – and 80 per cent of hospitalised cases were babies aged between newborn and 5 months old.
Babies born even a few weeks early face increased health risks - study
Researchers say new evidence challenges perceptions about the health prospects for babies born early – and even infants born at what has traditionally been regarded “full term”.
Babies can understand meaning of words from 6 months - study
New research indicates that infants as young as six months can understand the meaning of full words – twice as early as previously believed.
Breastfeeding campaigners to protest at Facebook HQ in Dublin
Demonstrations will take place at Facebook offices in several cities across the world next week by protesters who are angry about Facebook deleting images of breastfeeding.
Deep clean under way at Belfast neo-natal ward
Four more babies were found to have the infection which is already believed to be responsible for the deaths of three infants at the unit.
No inquiry planned into reports of Irish infants used in medical research
Babies who were intended for adoption from Irish institutions including mother and baby homes were used for clinical trials without their mother’s permission, according to a Prime Time report.
UK surgeons separate twin girls joined at head
Two 11-month old girls have been successfully separated after a series of risky operations at a London children’s hospital.
French family detained for smuggling two infants
The 2-month-old twin girls were born to a surrogate mother in Ukraine – but were unable to be brought home to France as the country’s authorities would not issue passports.