Babies

Health & Science
11:29 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Journal Sentinel Investigation: Delays in Newborn Screenings Can Have Deadly Consequences

An investigative series by the Journal Sentinel finds many newborn screening results are delayed with potentially deadly consequences.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews lead investigative reporter for the Journal Sentinel Ellen Gabler.

It's been routine for years in this country that newborn babies are screened for a variety of diseases and conditions shortly after they're born.

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Health & Science
10:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Bottle vs. Breast: The New Mommy Wars

A new book details how the United States got on the breastfeeding bandwagon - at the expense of moms can only or choose to formula feed.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author and blogger Suzanne Barston about her new book "Bottled Up."

Breastfeeding advocates say "breast is best" - but does the movement leave other moms out in the cold?

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Health & Science
9:57 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Baby "Sleep Pod" Could Prevent Death from Co-Sleeping

The Infant Sleep Pod is designed to keep babies safe in co-sleeping situations.
Credit Peter Jakubwski, courtesy of UWM

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professors Jennifer Doering and Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan.

Both public health and private campaign efforts have aimed at reducing the number of infant deaths in Milwaukee due to co-sleeping. But the problem hasn’t gone away – babies still die, and research by UW-Milwaukee nursing professor Jennifer Doering indicates at least a quarter of the women she studies are still co-sleeping with their infants.

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