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Infant mortality rates in the U.S. are consistently higher than other wealthy nations. Research suggests our lack of paid family leave is one big reason why.
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During a pandemic that has overwhelmed many intensive care units, those that serve our youngest infants have so far been spared from a surge of COVID-19 patients. This is in part due to the apparent low risk of mother-to-baby transmission of this virus. But as a neonatologist, I am increasingly alar
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Legal scholar Andrea Freeman views the fraught history of breastfeeding disparities through the astonishing story of America’s first surviving identical quadruplets.
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Stigma around marijuana, especially among mothers, was a big challenge to overcome while telling reporting my stories for the 2019 National Fellowship.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Fatima Navarrete, a participant in the 2019 National Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:  
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his revised 2019-2020 budget proposal Thursday, setting forth an agenda that uses the state’s tax windfall to bolster early childhood programs and cut costs for struggling families.
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Decades of research have underscored the health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies. You wouldn't know that from recent U.S. moves at the World Health Assembly.
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In the past 30 years, Indianapolis' infant mortality rate has decreased by more than a third. But Indiana still has the second-highest black infant mortality rate in the country.
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There is a lot of public data on maternal health and New York City hospitals. WNYC's Fred Mogul makes sense of it so families can find the best hospital for them.
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Breastfeeding rates have risen in recent years, but big differences remain between states. Here's a look at the latest numbers and why many moms still find it hard to breastfeed.

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