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Special Report

The Mother-Baby Bond

After spending nine months intricately joined together, mother and infant share more than just common features. Now, in a special partnership with theVisualMD.com, we present a look at this remarkable bond, complete with scientifically accurate and stunning images.

Your Cells Are My Cells

Many, perhaps all, people harbor a small number of cells from genetically different individuals--from their mothers and, for women who have been pregnant, from their children. What in the world do these foreigners do in the body?

February 1, 2008 — J. Lee Nelson

Understanding Baby Talk

New studies reveal the universal nature of the singsong way we talk to infants

December 1, 2007 — Kat Leitzell

How Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers' Health

Feeding infants with breast milk has been shown to improve baby health and even IQ, but the benefits of breastfeeding also appear to stay with mothers for years to come, lowering risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer

April 30, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Mother's Milk

Does breast-feeding tune your brain to your baby?

April 1, 2008 — Rachel Dvoskin