Dolphin-Assisted Births Seem Like Questionable Life Choices

Dolphins are magical, highly-intelligent creatures that play with surfers, save drunk people from riptides, and jump over the rings of Lisa Frank’s neon-splattered Saturn. They’re cosmic beings, dolphins are, in direct communication with the undying essence of the universe, privy to the semi-divine thalassic secrets… » 5/27/13 12:30pm 5/27/13 12:30pm

Research Suggests That Pacifiers Help Turn Baby Boys Into Emotionless…

A new study so hot and fresh out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison that Bucky Badger singed his adorable little paws on when he took it out of the lab suggests that pacifiers stunt the emotional development of baby boys by robbing them of the opportunity to mimic adults by refining their Jim Carrey rubber faces.… » 9/18/12 11:55pm 9/18/12 11:55pm

Fathers’ Career Choices May Lead to Birth Defects in Their Hypothetical…

Men who huff paint or gas all day while on the job should probably be extra cautious about what they're exposing their precious sperm to, especially in the three months leading up to any potential baby-making ritual. A new study has found that fathers who work in certain sperm-jeopardizing fields have a higher risk of… » 7/19/12 12:30pm 7/19/12 12:30pm

Breastfeeding Military Advocate Fired for 'Promoting' Her Cause

A few weeks ago, a photo of two Air Force women breastfeeding in uniform caused controversy when some argued that naturally feeding your baby while clad in camouflage is disrespectful to the military. (Women aren't allowed to breastfeed while in uniform, because breasts are weapons of mass destruction for… » 6/15/12 12:40pm 6/15/12 12:40pm

We're Seriously Debating Whether It's Okay for Military Moms to…

Hey, here's a really stupid controversy that shouldn't be a thing: photos of two women serving in the Air Force breast feeding their babies while in uniform have gone viral — not because the photographs captured a beautiful moment when femininity and physical strength intersect, or because one of the women is a famous… » 5/31/12 11:30am 5/31/12 11:30am

Disney Will Be Taking Your Babies Now, Thank You

The Walt Disney Company, those white-glove-wearing cartoon animals who want to brand everything you touch or consume, is making a distinct push to become America's premiere baby outfitter, moving their brand's first impression on humans closer and closer to the moment of conception. Soon, we'll all be artificially… » 1/17/12 3:00pm 1/17/12 3:00pm

Some Babies Understand Altruism, Others Are Just Jerks

The idea that babies are the embodiment of sweetness and innocence always struck me as a bit odd, since they spend most of their day screaming until their demands are met and have been known to randomly bite loved ones. Yet, according to a new study infants do have some redeeming qualities aside from looking… » 10/09/11 8:51pm 10/09/11 8:51pm

Even Full-Term Babies Benefit From More Time In Womb

Though a baby delivered at 37 weeks is still considered full-term, a new study finds that infants born in weeks 37 or 38 still have a higher death risk in the first year than those who stay in the womb until week 39. Says lead study author Dr. Uma M. Reddy, "Women need to know that all ‘term' pregnancies are not… » 5/30/11 5:45pm 5/30/11 5:45pm

Poverty Drives The Tragic Infant Death Rate In Tennessee

The U.S. has the highest infant mortality rate of the world's 23 richest nations, and within the country, black babies die at three times the rate of white babies. On Friday, the 20/20 » 8/25/08 2:40pm 8/25/08 2:40pm report "Babyland" focused on Memphis, the city with the highest infant death rate. Dr. Sheldon Korones, seen in the clip above, was…

Adopted Panda Passes Away • Woman Buys Baby For $1,000

Sad news: Remember that baby red panda that was adopted by a domestic cat and her four kittens? The panda died, apparently after choking on milk. • Russia's booming economy (combined with weak borders and no laws for victim's rights) means more sex slaves and human trafficking. • An Army training plan to shoot live… » 7/18/08 5:30pm 7/18/08 5:30pm