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June 27, 2022, 9:40 PM

Massachusetts mom expecting 2 sets of identical twins

Ashely Ness said her sonographer had to "step out of the room to Google it to see if it was even possible."
June 27, 2022, 9:40 PM
Massachusetts mom expecting 2 sets of identical twins
June 23, 2022, 5:01 PM

Allyson Felix speaks out on why she's providing free child care for mom-athletes

The 11-time Olympic medalist is the mom of a 3-year-old daughter.
June 23, 2022, 5:01 PM
US track star provides child care so moms can compete
June 23, 2022, 8:05 AM

Dad shaves hair after 10 years to support daughter undergoing chemo

Kevin Stokes, a father from Arkansas, decided to cut off his hair as a show of support for his younger daughter, Nova, who lost her hair while undergoing chemotherapy.
June 23, 2022, 8:05 AM
Dad shaves hair after 10 years to support daughter undergoing chemo
June 22, 2022, 1:05 AM

New sleep guidelines for babies

The American Academy of Pediatrics advised against weighted swaddles and weight blankets to avoid overheating sleeping babies.
June 22, 2022, 1:05 AM
New sleep guidelines for babies
June 21, 2022, 1:12 PM

Co-parenting after coming out: How one blended family found a loving way through it

Jessica Frew and Steve Stoddard divorced after Stoddard came out as gay. They opened up to “Good Morning America” about their blended family and learning to co-parent.
June 21, 2022, 1:12 PM
Co-parenting after coming out: How one former couple found a loving way through it
June 21, 2022, 12:46 PM

American Academy of Pediatrics releases new infant sleep recommendations

New guidance from the organization suggest that parents avoid using weighted swaddles and blankets on sleeping babies, among other recommendations.
June 21, 2022, 12:46 PM
American Academy of Pediatrics releases new infant sleep recommendations
June 18, 2022, 1:56 PM

Expectant Black mothers find support with doulas and midwives

In the face of rising maternal mortality rates, some expectant Black mothers are turning to midwives and doulas for additional support.
June 18, 2022, 1:56 PM
Expectant Black mothers find support with doulas and midwives
June 18, 2022, 8:11 AM

Dad gets tattoo to match daughter's scar from open-heart surgeries

Everly Backe underwent three open-heart surgeries before her first birthday.
June 18, 2022, 8:11 AM
Dad gets tattoo to match daughter's heart surgeries' scar
June 15, 2022, 12:50 PM

US safety regulator issues warnings about certain baby rockers following 14 deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued warnings Tuesday following at least 14 deaths related to child rockers.
June 15, 2022, 12:50 PM
Safety regulator issues warnings on certain baby rockers after 14 deaths
June 15, 2022, 12:31 PM

New warning on Fisher-Price infant rockers after more than a dozen confirmed deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the warning that covers certain Fisher-Price and Kids2 rockers, warning parents to not let their children sleep in the products.
June 15, 2022, 12:31 PM
New warning on Fisher-Price infant rockers after more than a dozen confirmed deaths
June 14, 2022, 7:36 PM

Fisher-Price, US regulators warn of infant deaths in rockers

Fisher-Price and U.S. product safety regulators are telling parents not to let their infants fall asleep in the company’s rockers after 13 infants died in the devices between 2009 and 2021
June 14, 2022, 7:36 PM
Fisher-Price, US regulators warn of infant deaths in rockers
June 12, 2022, 12:46 AM

Urgent warning for parents on drowning dangers

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents to prioritize water safety.
June 12, 2022, 12:46 AM
Urgent warning for parents on drowning dangers
June 10, 2022, 9:10 PM

Watch this toddler's adorable method for putting on a coat

We can't 'be-sleeve' 3-year-old Xyla learned this all by herself!
June 10, 2022, 9:10 PM
Watch this toddler's adorable method for putting on a coat
June 10, 2022, 12:29 PM

Top pediatricians issue new warning on pool safety

With summer vacations and outdoor activities abounding, the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging families to implement several layers of protection to keep kids safe around the water.
June 10, 2022, 12:29 PM
Top pediatricians issue new warning on pool safety
June 9, 2022, 1:45 AM

How parents can talk to their children about gun violence

Dr. Jill Emanuele, vice president of clinical training at the Child Mind Institute, explains how gun violence can affect children, and what parents can do about it.
June 9, 2022, 1:45 AM
How parents can talk to their children about gun violence
June 8, 2022, 9:41 PM

Mom shares powerful message 15 years after son drowned

After her son Zachary Cohn’s drowning death in 2007, Karen Cohn made it her life’s work to raise awareness about water safety.
June 8, 2022, 9:41 PM
Mom shares powerful message 15 years after son drowned
June 8, 2022, 8:40 AM

Mom shares water safety tips after son dies from drowning

Karen Cohn says if you have a fire safety plan, you should also create a water safety plan.
June 8, 2022, 8:40 AM
Mom shares water safety tips after son dies from drowning
June 6, 2022, 6:16 PM

Melatonin overdoses in kids increase 530% over past decade: What parents need to know to keep kids safe

ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares tips for parents to help keep kids safe.
June 6, 2022, 6:16 PM
Child overdoses of one common supplement have skyrocketed over the past decade
June 6, 2022, 12:58 PM

Abbott resumes baby formula production amid shortage

The baby formula maker restarted production after closing down its Michigan plant in February.
June 6, 2022, 12:58 PM
Abbott resumes baby formula production amid shortage
1 month ago

Baby has hilarious reaction after dad swaps her food

That's the last time she falls for the ole "look over there" trick.
1 month ago
Baby has hilarious reaction after dad swaps her food
1 month ago

World Health Organization reports 650 probable cases of hepatitis in children

Dr. Jennifer Ashton weighs in on the dangers to children and what parents should look out for.
1 month ago
World Health Organization reports 650 probable cases of hepatitis in children
1 month ago

Baby formula crisis blamed on mail mix-up

The FDA commissioner is blaming the agency’s mailroom for what ultimately led to the baby formula shortage. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii has the new details.
1 month ago
Baby formula crisis blamed on mail mix-up
1 month ago

Baby formula execs face Congress as 2nd shipment arrives from overseas

A plane carrying specialized infant formula from Europe was set to arrive at a Virginia airport on Wednesday, as industry executives face angry lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
1 month ago
Baby formula execs face Congress as 2nd shipment arrives from overseas
1 month ago

2nd 'Operation Fly Formula' shipment to arrive in US

After easing import restrictions, the FDA is planning to bring 2 million cans of infant formula to the U.S. from the U.K. at the beginning of June.
1 month ago
2nd 'Operation Fly Formula' shipment to arrive in US
1 month ago

Limiting screen time for kids can have tremendous benefits, new study finds

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Darien Sutton weighed in on the new study that showed limiting screen time can have a positive impact on kids’ physical activity.
1 month ago
Limiting screen time for kids can have tremendous benefits, new study finds
1 month ago

Dad describes ‘angering’ search to find baby formula for daughter

Mac and Emily Jaehnert are speaking out about the nationwide baby formula shortage and its impact on families of premature babies like theirs.
1 month ago
Dad describes ‘angering’ search to find baby formula for daughter
1 month ago

Planes carrying imported baby formula lands in US amid shortage

The first batch of imported baby formula under "Operation Fly Formula" arrived in the United States on Sunday as the Biden administration tries to alleviate the nationwide baby formula shortage.
1 month ago
Planes carrying imported baby formula lands in US amid shortage
1 month ago

'Operation Fly Formula' to bring 1.5 million bottles worth of baby formula to US

The Department of Defense is arranging for the formula to land in Indiana as part of President Biden's new action to ease the shortage crisis.
1 month ago
'Operation Fly Formula' to bring 1.5 million bottles worth of baby formula to US
1 month ago

FDA commissioner testifies in front of House appropriations subcommittee hearing

Robert Califf said Abbott Laboratories and the FDA is on track to open their Sturgis, Michigan, baby formula plant during a congressional hearing.
1 month ago
FDA commissioner testifies in front of House appropriations subcommittee hearing
1 month ago

FDA commissioner testifies on baby formula shortage

ABC News senior national policy reporter, Anne Flaherty, discusses what to expect from this hearing after President Joe Biden invokes the Defense Production Act to help alleviate the formula shortage.
1 month ago
FDA commissioner testifies on baby formula shortage
1 month ago

What should you do if you can’t find baby formula?

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Darien Sutton shares the risks of making formula at home and what you should do instead.
1 month ago
What should you do if you can’t find baby formula?
1 month ago

2 infants hospitalized amid formula shortage

The children from different families were admitted to a Tennessee hospital after their parents say they were forced to find alternatives to their specialized formulas.
1 month ago
2 infants hospitalized amid formula shortage
1 month ago

FDA commissioner testifies on baby formula shortage

The commissioner testified at a congressional hearing that a closed Abbott facility could reopen in the next week or two, and products could be shipped out in the next six to eight weeks.
1 month ago
FDA commissioner testifies on baby formula shortage
1 month ago

Feds issue urgent warning on baby formula scams exploiting shortage

An urgent new warning from the Federal Trade Commission is sounding the alarm that thieves have begun to swarm the baby formula shortage for their own illicit profit.
1 month ago
New warning on baby formula shortage scams
1 month ago

President Biden signs law banning sale of crib bumpers, inclined sleepers for babies

Biden signed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act into law, which prohibits the manufacturing and selling of the devices after they were linked to infant deaths.
1 month ago
President Biden signs law banning sale of crib bumpers, inclined sleepers for babies
1 month ago

Photo goes viral of allergenic daughter on cow's milk, amidst formula shortage

Kayzie Weedman posted a TikTok explaining how her daughter can't have certain formulas because of her allergies. Due to the formula shortage, Weedman said she is unsure of what to do.
1 month ago
Photo goes viral of allergenic daughter on cow's milk, amidst formula shortage
1 month ago

Mothers across the country speak out on critical baby formula shortage

With less than a week’s supply of baby formula on hand, Long Island mother, Jillian Johnis, is constantly searching for formula for her newborn daughter.
1 month ago
Mothers across the country speak out on critical baby formula shortage
1 month ago

Moms turn to social media for help amid baby formula shortage

Some mothers are turning to social media to find baby formula for their children as a national baby formula shortage continues.
1 month ago
Moms turn to social media for help amid baby formula shortage
1 month ago

Baby formula shortage now the subject of a congressional investigation

Some families in desperate need of baby formula are being forced to take drastic steps to feed their babies, as retailers fear that the shortage may continue until the end of year.
1 month ago
Baby formula shortage now the subject of a congressional investigation
1 month ago

Parents scramble to find formula for their babies

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel, a specialist in hospital pediatrics at Stanford Children's Health, discusses the baby formula shortage.
1 month ago
Parents scramble to find formula for their babies
1 month ago

Tips for parents navigating the baby formula shortage

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth speaks with ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel about the ongoing shortage of baby formula and ways parents can ensure their babies are fed and remain healthy.
1 month ago
Tips for parents navigating the baby formula shortage
1 month ago

'There's even more pressure': How the formula shortage impacts moms

USA Today opinion writer and mom Carli Pierson explains how the baby formula shortage is impacting families.
1 month ago
'There's even more pressure': How the formula shortage impacts moms
1 month ago

Biden administration takes new steps to ease growing baby formula shortage

ABC News political reporter Brittany Shepherd discusses the impact of the Biden administration's actions toward the baby formula shortage and the latest on the trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner.
1 month ago
Biden administration takes new steps to ease growing baby formula shortage
1 month ago

Moms come together to help each other during baby formula shortage

The baby formula shortage has many parents turning to social media for help feeding their babies.
1 month ago
Moms come together to help each other during baby formula shortage
2 months ago

When baby formula could return to store shelves

Abbott, one of the largest manufacturers of formula, says it could take up to 10 weeks to get its product back on the shelves as more than 40% of nation's inventory has been out of stock.
2 months ago
When baby formula could return to store shelves
2 months ago

Halsey opens up about postpartum health

The singer, who said she was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, said she is "allergic to everything" and took to Instagram to talk about the challenges she's faced since giving birth.
2 months ago
Halsey opens up about postpartum health
2 months ago

CDC issues alert for parents on outbreak of hepatitis among children. Here’s what to know

The CDC's latest alert urges parents to look out for symptoms.
2 months ago
5 things for parents to know about CDC alert on hepatitis among kids
2 months ago

CDC issues new health alert on mysterious hepatitis outbreak in children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged parents to look for signs of a rare hepatitis outbreak in children. The illness has killed five and affected more than 100 children in the U.S.
2 months ago
CDC issues new health alert on mysterious hepatitis outbreak in children
2 months ago

How the FDA is responding to critical baby formula shortage

A national baby formula shortage caused in part by supply chain issues, a previous recall, and ongoing impact from the coronavirus pandemic has parents concerned.
2 months ago
How the FDA is responding to critical baby formula shortage
2 months ago

White House says FDA is prioritizing baby formula shortages

The agency is working with manufacturers to ensure that shelves are stocked, as some states report shortages and stores limit how much families can buy.
2 months ago
White House says FDA is prioritizing baby formula shortages